Store Clerk Arrested for Aggravated Second-Degree Battery After Hitting Person Over the Head with a Bottle

Photo courtesy of the New Iberia Police Department

Officers with the New Iberia Police Department responded to 620 South Hopkins Street, the business of Hopkins One Stop, in reference to a disturbance on May 5, 2021.

Posted: May 7, 2021 4:49 PM

Officers with the New Iberia Police Department responded to 620 South Hopkins Street, the business of Hopkins One Stop, in reference to a disturbance on May 5, 2021.

According to both parties, both subjects got into a verbal altercation at which time the victim grew angry and punched the plexiglass. The cashier came from behind the counter and struck the victim in the head with a bottle subsequently causing the bottle to break on his head.

The victim was later transported to a nearby hospital for the injuries he sustained and was ultimately released.
On May 6, 2021, Officers arrested Saleh Ahmed on an Arrest Warrant for Aggravated Second-Degree Battery and is currently being held at the Iberia Parish Jail.

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