The Bloomingtonian reports just before 7:52 p.m. Saturday, Booker said he called 911 after being assaulted. Booker said he was pinned to a tree, and a group of men threatened to break his arms, and made the statement “get a noose,” while telling Booker's companions to leave the area. Booker said the individuals claimed he and his companions had trespassed on private property.
"I wasn't on private property. Even if I was, it would be reprehensible for someone to attack me. For five men to pin me down and threaten to get a noose while I was pinned against a tree," Booker told WHNT 13News.
WHNT 13News reached out to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which had been called to investigate, and was given the following response: "The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division is working diligently with the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office to ensure a lawful resolution. This matter remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time."