ROSELAND, La. (WGNO) — A man is behind bars after Tangipahoa Parish detectives say he poured harsh chemicals on a woman’s face, including bleach.
According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old James Ballard, Jr. was arrested in Roseland on Sunday stemming from the incident detectives are calling a domestic disturbance.
Ballard is accused of pouring acid and Clorox toilet bleach on his female partner, who deputies say also had major bruising to her body. This included a punctured lung and busted eardrum.
On Sunday, voices and footsteps were reportedly heard inside Ballard’s home, but there was no answer when deputies announced their presence. A search warrant was then issued, which led to Ballard’s surrender shortly afterward.
Ballard was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail where he faces the following charges:
According to the TPSO Facebook page, Ballard was charged with the following:
- Attempted second-degree murder
- Second-degree rape
- Violation of a protective order (3 counts)
- False imprisonment
- Aggravated second-degree battery
- Failure to appear (4 counts)