AUGUST 18, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: DOMESTIC ABUSE BATTERY /
SECOND DEGREE BATTERY
BAYOU L’OURSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland
Falcon reports the arrest of Joseph Gilchrist, Jr., 25, 111 Elaine Street,
Bayou L’Ourse, LA, on charges related to a domestic incident.
Deputies responded to a Morgan City medical facility
on August 17, 2017 in reference to a female who had been severely beaten in the
early morning hours of August 16, 2017. Detectives conducted a follow-up
investigation and determined that there was probable cause to obtain warrants
for Gilchrist’s arrest.
A uniformed patrol officer conducting a warrants check
in Bayou L’Ourse located Gilchrist. The
subject was placed under arrest, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention
Center and booked on counts of:
Degree Battery (Felony)
Abuse Battery Involving Strangulation (Felony)
Gilchrist was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
For additional information concerning this News
Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at