RACELAND, LA (WVUE) - Deputies arriving at the scene of a domestic disturbance call in Raceland say they found a man and woman in the middle of the street struggling over a stick.
When deputies tried to break up the struggle, they say 60-year-old Bernell Lawson turned on them.
The incident unfolded around 1:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
According to Lafourche parish investigators it started with a argument between Lawson and a woman.
The woman told deputies when she tried to leave, Lawson punched her in the head several times in front of her 13-year-old child.
The victim managed to get outside, but Lawson followed her, picked up a wooden stick and hit her multiple times.
When the victim's sister tried to intervene, Lawson struck her as well.
It was Lawson and the sister's struggle over the stick that deputies encountered upon their arrival.
Deputies arrested Lawson and booked him with two counts of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, and resisting an officer with force or violence.