JP businessman faces new battery charges

Josh Jambon
Josh Jambon

Jefferson Parish, La. - Trouble is mounting for 49 year-old Josh Jambon.

The boat rental and offshore supply company owner is facing new charges after it seems he took his displeasure with the debris pickup process in Grand Isle too far.

Brandi Worley, a debris assessor from a town just outside of Baton Rouge, immediately started recording Jambon's racially-charged, profanity-laced tirade on her cell phone. Her video was eventually obtained by WBRZ.

When Jambon realized what Worley was doing, he approached her.  Worley says Jambon spit in her face.

"He did the cruelest thing he could think of to demean me, break me and make me feel less than human," says Worley.

Just before Worley started recording on her cell phone, she says Jambon attacked two of her co-workers.  According to the Grand Isle Police Department's incident report, Jambon slapped and pushed worker Norman Savoy, then slapped worker Madonna Reed in the face.

The report goes on to say that, as Jambon was being handcuffed and placed in a unit for transport, he cursed at a female sergeant of the Grand Isle Police.

Besides the video, several workers witnessed the incident.  The police department was able to get eight of them to write statements about what unfolded.

"I'm really a good guy. I'm a good businessman," says Jambon.  Jambon didn't say much more than that when questioned about the incident by phone.

Police booked Jambon with three counts of simple battery. He could face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.