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Washington Parish employee headed to prison after fist fight

Russell Lavell Gerald, 46, accused of breaking a man's nose during a fist fight in September. (Source: Washington - St. Tammany District Attorney's Office) Russell Lavell Gerald, 46, accused of breaking a man's nose during a fist fight in September. (Source: Washington - St. Tammany District Attorney's Office)
FRANKLINTON, LA (WVUE) -

A Washington Parish government employee will spend time in jail for previous convictions after allegedly breaking a man's nose while on probation.

According to the Washington - St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office, 46-year-old Russell Lavell Gerald, the transportation manager for the Washington Parish Public Works Department, will spend six months in jail after allegedly breaking a man's nose and "loosening his teeth."

According to the DA, Gerald got into a fist fight in Mount Hermon on Aug. 26 around 3 a.m. During the fight, Gerald punched a man in the face, breaking his nose and "loosening his teeth." He was arrested for second-degree battery by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office as a result on Sept. 22.

Gerald was on probation for previous charges at the time of his arrest.

According to the District Attorney's office, Gerald plead guilty in 2014 to domestic abuse battery, illegal carrying of a concealed weapon and aggravated assault in a domestic incident. He was sentenced to six months in prison and two years probation, but the prison sentence was suspended.

District Judge Scott C. Gardner revoked Gerald's bond on Oct. 1, forcing him to serve the previously suspended six month sentence.

The District Attorney’s Office is currently screening and processing the battery case.

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