Altercation Leads to Arrest in New Iberia

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    Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal reports deputies with the Patrol Division responded to the 1000 block of Spencer Loop in New Iberia concerning a medical emergency. Upon arrival, deputies found a 49 year old male lying in the street with an apparent head injury.  According to witnesses, the victim was involved in an altercation with another male who departed the scene prior to deputies’ arrival.  The victim was transported to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance Service in serious condition.  A subsequent investigation conducted by detectives with the Bureau of Investigation revealed the victim was struck by Craig Louviere, 23 of New Iberia.  Louviere was summoned to the Bureau of Investigation, interviewed by detectives and charged with Second Degree Battery.  Detectives are continuing their investigation.
    For additional information, as it becomes available contact Lieutenant Richard Fleming, Public Information Officer at 337-321-4524 or 337-201-6786. 

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