May 16, 2014 1:08 PM by Letitia Walker
A Lafayette Parish man is jailed on a charge of aggravated battery after deputies say he struck a juvenile girl with an aluminum baseball bat.
Deputies say witnesses indicated 62-year-old Edward Charles was intoxicated and started a verbal altercation with the victim by grabbing her purse. Witnesses then said Charles picked up a small bat and struck the victim in the back of the head; he allso allegedly tried to hit several other juveniles but fell due to his intoxication level.
Deputies note the victim's injuries were consistent with the witnesses' statements; they also say there was blood on Charles' hands and bat. Charles was allegedly very combative and continued to curse at deputies during the arrest.