Sheriff: Man arrested after beating woman unconscious - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Sheriff: Man arrested after beating woman unconscious

John Hodge Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) John Hodge Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A Sulphur man beat a woman until she was unconscious, then beat her again after she regained consciousness, authorities said.

John R. Hodge Jr., 19, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. Judge Robert Wyatt set bond at $200,000.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said deputies began investigating when they were called to a local hospital around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The woman was undergoing emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.

Myers said Hodges "beat (the woman) until she was unconscious and after she regained consciousness he beat her again."

Hodge was arrested at a local convenience store. 

The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition, she said.

Det. Randall Ravia is the lead investigator on this case.

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