Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on May 20, 2009
, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 111 Elaine Street in Bayou Lourse'. Upon arrival they learned that John May, age 19, was recently involved in an altercation with his 14 year old girlfriend. During the incident May reportedly struck the girl about her face causing a severe injury to her eye.
May was arrested at the residence and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention
Center where he was later interviewed by a member of the Criminal Investigation Division. During the interview May admitted to striking his girlfriend during the incident. May also admitted to having sexual intercourse with the girl during their relationship.
The girl was later taken to the hospital where it was determined that her injury will require additional medical attention by a specialist.
May was subsequently charged with one count of Second Degree Battery and one count of Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile.
May remain incarcerated at the APSO Detention Center. Bond set at $20,000.