Man intervening for aunt injured in family dispute

Deidre Cruse

An argument last week between a brother and sister led to a disturbance call to the Plaquemine Police and the injury of the woman's 27-year-old nephew who tried to intercede, according to Capt. Steve Bezet.

Herman St. Cyr, 50, aka Herman Walker, of 58620 W. W. Harleaux, Plaquemine, was arrested on charges of aggravated second degree battery, three counts of resisting an officer and criminal damage to property in connection with a police car he allegedly dented during his arrest, the captain said.

Bezet said officers responding to the disturbance call found the nephew bleeding from a laceration to his head after St. Cyr allegedly hit the victim with a beer bottle. The nephew was taken to an area hospital for treatment, the officer said.

Several days later, police booked St. Cyr for simple burglary on a warrant stemming from an earlier incident in which a woman charged he struck her with an aluminum beer can, Bezet said.