Student arrested, charged with battery

A Grambling State University student was arrested last Thursday after his girlfriend alleged he had beaten her inside his dorm room.

GSU Police interviewed a female student who said her boyfriend Lydell Jones, 21, of Monroe, battered her while inside his dorm room in Tubman Hall. She stated she went through Jones’s cell phone and discovered he had been messaging other women. She said when she tried to leave his room, Jones aggressively grabbed her phone, mistaking it for his. She said they struggled over the phone and Jones struck her on the left side of the face with a closed fist.

The woman said she pushed Jones away in self-defense and he punched her several times in the chest and then grabbed her and threw her on the ground causing a bruise on her knee.

Jones was questioned and denied punching the victim.

Based on the victim’s statement and physical evidence, Jones was arrested for battery of a dating partner and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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