Man arrested for simple battery

A Monroe man was arrested Tuesday for simple battery after he allegedly started a fight at a medical treatment center in Ruston.
Officers responded to the facility on U.S. Highway 80 about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday where they were told by staff that Jose Martinez-Hernandez, 39, possibly struck a victim in the face. The victim said Martinez-Hernandez hit him in the face and he in turn attempted to defend himself.
After the arrest, Hernandez was medically cleared at Northern Louisiana Medical Center before he was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
Bail was set at $1,000.

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