Out of towners arrested for battering local man

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Quitman man and Haughton woman have been arrested for battering a Webster Parish man.

Brandon Lee Lowrey, 51, of Quitman, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for second degree battery.

Melanie Hall, 45, of Haughton, was arrested for second degree battery, theft and simple criminal damage to property.

Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said Deputy T. Maddox was dispatched to a Goodwill Road location in reference to a disturbance in the parking lot of a fuel station.

“As the deputy arrived, the subjects were not on scene but contact was made with a male victim and a witness,” Parker said. “Both parties said Lowrey struck the victim several times by punching and kicking him.”

Parker said the witness added the victim was held down by Hall and struck between 20 and 30 times, causing red marks and abrasions to his upper body.

“Hall has a theft charge because she took the victim’s key with the intent to steal his vehicle,” Parker said.

“She struck the victim’s vehicle several times causing dents and chipped paint,” said the sheriff. “Hall had an active warrant out of Bossier Parish for a probation violation and Jackson Parish for illegal possession of stolen property.”

Deputies arrested Hall and Lowrey at a residence in the 15000 block of U.S. Hwy. 80.

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