Deputies arrest Roseland man accused of pouring acid, bleach on victim’s face

Deputies: Roseland man wanted for domestic charges
Deputies: Roseland man wanted for domestic charges(Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 2:02 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 25, 2022 at 9:59 PM CDT
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ROSELAND, La. (WAFB) - Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested James Ballard, Jr., 35. According to investigators, he’s accused of pouring acid and bleach on someone’s face during a reported domestic violence-related incident.

Deputies made their way into Ballard’s home during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 3. The suspect gave up not long after that.

Deputies arrest Roseland man accused of pouring acid, bleach on victim’s face
Deputies arrest Roseland man accused of pouring acid, bleach on victim’s face(Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

On June 22, deputies originally responded to a home in Roseland where Ballard allegedly poured acid and Clorox toilet bleach on the victim’s face, causing chemical burns.

Authorities reported the victim also had major bruising to her body, including a punctured lung and a damaged ear drum.

Ballard faces the following charges:

(1) count - Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

(1) count - 2nd Degree Rape

(3) counts - Protective Order Violation

(1) count - False Imprisonment

(1) count - Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery

(4) counts - Failure to Appear

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