LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC)- 26 year old Sheriff Deputy Logan Armistead was off duty when he was attacked outside of Nate's Place late last week. Now he is fighting for his life in a Lafayette area hospital. Armistead suffered severe head injuries and the possible suspects are still on the loose.
Sheriff Tony Mancuso, with Calcasieu Parish, stated, " As of yet they have not made an arrest. Chief Dixon has contacted me several times throughout the weekend to give me updates.
Sheriff Mancuso is confident that the Lake Charles Police will make an arrest in this case and as for the motive in Armistead's brutal beating, it is still under investigation.
"He was walking out the bar and headed home and evidently was jumped and hit by these people," said Sheriff Mancuso.
Logan Armistead was hired by the Sheriff's Department in March of this year, and even though he'd only been working there a few months, those who came in contact with him say he had a bright future in law enforcement.
"Good young guy, I know his family and they're good people, hopefully he'll make a full recovery."
That road to recovery could be long for Armistead, who is still in serious condition and has already undergone surgery.
Sheriff Mancuso stated, "Yesterday, he was still unconscious, and had come through the surgery and was still not breathing well on his own."
As of Monday afternoon the young deputy's condition has not changed, his family, friends, and fiance remain by his side.
If you have any information regarding this case, call the Lake Charles Police at 491-1311.