A Minden man is accused of hitting his girlfriend after she tried to get her belongings and leave.
Jibril Dewayne Palmer, 29, of the 200 block of Shirley Lane, was arrested for aggravated battery (domestic abuse with child endangerment). Bond was set at $10,000.
Minden police chief Steve Cropper says they were dispatched to Shirley Lane in reference to a fight. Officer First Class Ben Allen and Officer Mitch Hackett made contact with the victim who appeared to have a bruise around her left eye and a quarter-sized knot on her forehead.
“She, along with witnesses at the scene, said Mr. Palmer, her boyfriend whom she lived with, was responsible for her injuries,” he said. “When contact was made with Mr. Palmer, he was very irate and cussing. At that point in time he was taken into custody.”
Cropper says Palmer admitted to causing her injuries by hitting her, but claimed she hit him first.
“Mr. Palmer had no injuries to verify that she’d struck him,” the chief said. “Apparently, the victim was just trying to get her belongings and leave the residence, and apparently Mr. Palmer got mad and struck her in the head.”
According to the police report, officers later learned Palmer struck the victim with a closed fist as well as a cordless telephone.
“There were three small children present during the altercation,” Cropper said. “However, none of them actually saw the battery take place.”
Sgt. Ryan Barnette assisted with the case.
Palmer was booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.