Two arrested in Allen Parish for cruelty to infirm

Two arrested in Allen Parish for cruelty to infirm
Two in Oakdale arrested on charges of cruelty of the infirmed

OAKDALE, LA (KPLC) - Two people in Oakdale are in custody for allegedly abusing an elderly woman, according to information from Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett.

“The victim was reportedly being abused and locked in a bedroom,” Lockett said.

Lockett said the victim was brought to a hospital with bruising and a fractured nose.

Melissa J. Ballard, 43, and James Strother, 53, are facing counts of cruelty to the infirm.

The police department assisted the Louisiana Elderly Protection on this case.

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