The Plaquemine Police arrested a pair of cousins on attempted second degree murder charges Friday after each man accused the other of shooting at him, Capt. Steve Bezet said.


The Plaquemine Police arrested a pair of cousins on attempted second degree murder charges Friday after each man accused the other of shooting at him, Capt. Steve Bezet said.


“Depending on who you believe, each one fired on the other,” Bezet said. “Nobody got hit.”


Cecil V. Phillips, 45, of Addis and Jasen Battiste, 41, of 57969 McDaniel, Plaquemine, remained in the Iberville Parish Jail on Monday on the attempted murder charges. Battiste was charged additionally with three counts of resisting an officer and obstruction of justice, records showed.


Bezet said the two men were at a north Plaquemine barroom when they got into an argument over a drag race they had attended.


Phillips left, and Battiste went to his residence on McDaniel Street, the captain said. He said Phillips showed up at Battiste’s house, ostensibly to apologize; it was there that shots were fired.
Officers responding to the scene found bullet holes and 45-caliber shell casings, but recovered no guns, Bezet said.