Woman, infant injured in alleged domestic abuse

An Arcadia man was arrested Saturday after a report he strangled a woman and bruised an infant.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called to a mobile home park on Fletcher Lane Saturday evening regarding a domestic disturbance in progress.

The caller told responding deputies her boyfriend had locked her out of the house with her one-month-old child inside. Once she was able to get inside the residence, she saw the infant had bruising along the right side of its face and an eye was swollen shut. The boyfriend, Oscar Eduardo Heredia, 25, of Arcadia, was the only other person inside the house with the child at the time.

An ambulance transported the infant for treatment. The victim stated she and Heredia had been arguing throughout the day, and he became physically abusive toward her by choking her. Deputies saw imprints around her neck consistent with strangulation. She also had scratches on her arms. When Heredia was notified law enforcement had been called, he fled the home.

When Heredia was spotted nearby by a deputy, he fled on foot. He was apprehended and transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where he was booked for child abuse, domestic abuse battery, and resisting an officer.

Heredia’s bail amount was not available at press time.

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