On September 6 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a Vinton home in reference to a battery.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered James C. Collins, 59, Vinton, pushed an 85 year old family member to the ground and struck the victim numerous times in the face.
The victim was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.
Collins was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with battery of the infirmed and released on a $3,000 bond set by Judge Wilford Carter.
CPSO Cpl. Robert Shortridge and Cpl. Christopher Miller were the arresting deputies.