Monroe man arrested on aggravated battery charges


MONROE, La. — A Monroe man is facing an aggravated battery charge after police say he stabbed a man multiple times.

According to arrest reports, the incident happened in the 1600 block of Georgia Street around 4 AM on Tuesday.

When police arrived at the scene, 39-year-old Anthony Cooper was seen running from the victim’s vehicle. After a short chase, Cooper was captured when he fell while trying to round the corner of a home.

The victim stated that he had been stabbed by Cooper and had 6 lacerations to his back and shoulders. The victim told police he was certain Cooper stabbed while they were inside the vehicle.

Cooper denied the stabbing, but police say they found a knife on the ground in the area where Cooper was seen running from.

Cooper was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Battery
  • Resisting an Officer

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