Deputies: Man prevents elderly woman from eating

Sidney Elair (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
Sidney Elair (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

CENTERVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of not allowing an elderly woman to eat was arrested on neglect and other charges.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Sidney Elair, 55, of Centerville, was booked Friday on charges of cruelty to the infirm, resisting a police officer with force, simple assault and disturbing the peace intoxicated.

Deputies said they received a call from someone expressing concern about an elderly woman.

The responding deputy reported learning Elair intentionally neglected the woman by keeping her from eating. The deputy added seeing the suspect threaten family members.

According to reports, Elair tried to fight with the deputies while they were putting him in handcuffs.

He was booked into the parish prison on the above charges. No bond was set.

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