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Jennings man accused of beating 13-year-old

Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 17:19:14-04

JENNINGS — A man in Jennings has been arrested, accused of beating a 13-year-old boy.

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office says that on Friday September 6, detectives arrested 40-year-old Scott Sonnier on outstanding warrant for Cruelty to Juveniles.

Deputies say the incident involving the 13-year-old occurred on August 22, 2019. On that date, the victim was taken to the Jennings American Legion Hospital for treatment. It was reported the victim had slipped and fell.

The 13-year-old returned to get staples removed and allegedly told officials who it was who beat him.

Sonnier was booked into the parish jail with no bond. Detectives obtained a warrant and Sonnier was picked up when he returned from offshore.