Argument prompts hospital visit

A man was treated for facial injuries after he was struck in the mouth during an argument between his girlfriend and her daughter.

Sunday evening a Lincoln Parish deputy responded to the North Louisiana Medical Center regarding an earlier incident at a New Hope Road residence. The man said his girlfriend and her daughter had gotten into an argument over the daughter’s boyfriend. The man said he tried to leave the house while they argued but he and the daughter started fighting over the fact that he was present. He alleged the daughter grabbed a soft drink can and hit him in the face with it.

The deputy saw the man was bleeding continuously from a deep gash on his lip and one of his teeth had been knocked out. 

Deputies went to the New Hope residence and spoke with Jessica L. Johnston, 24, of Choudrant. Johnston said she was arguing with her mother and the victim lunged at her. Although he never hit her, she “threw a coke can in the air” and it “accidentally” hit him. 

Johnston was arrested and booked for aggravated second degree battery. Bail was set at $5,000.

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