WEST MONROE, La. – (6/19/19) A West Monroe man faces one count of domestic abuse battery after hitting a woman with a hammer during an altercation.
The victim told Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputies that during a verbal altercation over the arrestee videotaping their discussion, he hit her on the thigh and again on the right elbow with a hammer.
The arrestee, identified as 62-year-old Orville Moore, said the victim grabbed for his phone and after a short tussle, he grabbed the hammer from the TV stand and hit her on the leg and arm.
Deputies observed a bruise on the victim’s right elbow and a mark on her left thigh consistent with the head of a hammer.
Moore was placed in handcuffs and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center without incident where he was charged with Domestic Abuse Battery.