One man charged, another in critical condition after incident at On The Rocks

By Special to the American Press

One man is in custody and another in critical condition following a disturbance at a local business Saturday, city police said.

Iowa man Austin James Soileau, 19, 7590 Sidney Leger Road, is charged with second-degree battery, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said in a news release. Bond has been set at $50,000 by Judge Clayton Davis.

Upon arrival, officers found an employee of On The Rocks, a business on East McNeese Street, unresponsive on the floor, Kraus said.

The employee was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

It is believed the employee was attempting to stop an argument between several individuals when he was struck, Kraus said.

Kraus said anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police at 491-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.