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Man arrested after nursing home resident suffers third-degree burns

Posted at 1:31 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 14:32:17-05

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested an Alexandria man in connection with the burning of a nursing home resident.

Marcus Casson, 28, was booked with cruelty to the infirm.

Marcus Casson
Courtesy Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office

Deputies were called to a hospital on Saturday after a patient was admitted with first, second and third-degree burns over a quarter of his body, a spokesman said.

The Emergency Room doctor told deputies the patient probably had been burned by a hot liquid. After an investigation, deputies obtained a warrant for Casson, who was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. He also was booked on an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant.

No bond has been set as of this afternoon.