Jun 25, 2014 4:11 PM

Moss Bluff man accused of attacking pregnant woman, elderly person

A 20-year-old Moss Bluff man is behind bars accused of attacking a pregnant woman and an elderly person.

According to police, Tuesday night, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a Moss Bluff home in reference to a disturbance. Deputies say during a verbal altercation between Austin L. Dailey and a 7 month pregnant acquaintance, Dailey punched, pushed and put his hands around the victim's neck and choked her. Dailey also allegedly held a knife against the victim's forearm leaving an abrasion. When an 80-year-old family member of Dailey's attempted to help the victim, deputies say he was also struck by Dailey. Dailey fled the scene before deputies arrived but returned a short time later and was arrested without incident, said police.

Dailey was also arrested by the CPSO in May 2013 for cruelty to the infirmed and in September 2012 for domestic abuse battery involving the same elderly family member. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated battery; possession of CDS IV (Alprazolam); exploitation of the infirmed; and domestic abuse battery against a pregnant victim.

Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $325,000.



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