Man accused of invading home to remove Confederate flag

August 12, 2015 6:00 am

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Racine man was arrested after forcing his way inside a home to take down a Confederate flag placed in a window.

Tajaun Boatner, 37, has been charged on counts including criminal trespassing and misdemeanor theft.

A criminal complaint says a woman and Boatner told police he had politely asked her to remove the flag from her kitchen window Friday, and she moved it to another window.

According to the complaint, both started yelling, and the woman used a racial slur toward Boatner. Authorities say Boatner pushed the woman down and walked into the house to remove the flag. According to authorities, Boatner later argued with police and struggled to avoid being handcuffed.

A message seeking comment sent to an attorney listed as representing Boatner was not returned.