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Man arrested after punching 85-year-old family member in the face

Photo provided by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:41am

A Vinton man has been arrested on battery charges after striking an elderly family member.

On September 6 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a Vinton home in reference to a battery.

Upon arrival, deputies found that James C. Collins, 59, pushed an 85-year-old family member to the ground and struck the victim numerous times in the face.

The victim was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.

Collins was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with Battery of the Infirmed and released on a $3,000 bond set by Judge Wilford Carter.

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