Man faces battery charge after woman suffers broken ribs, collapsed lung

Man faces battery charge after woman suffers broken ribs, collapsed lung

PATTERSON, LA (WAFB) - A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a warrant after a woman suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung in a reported attack.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Troy Benoit, 51, of Patterson, is charged with domestic abuse battery.

Deputies said the incident was reported to them on February 12.

According to investigators, Benoit and the woman got into an argument, but escalated to violence.

SMPSO reported Benoit allegedly threw the woman to the ground and grabbed her face and neck.

The victim's name or her condition was not given.

Benoit remained jailed Thursday morning. Bond has not been set.

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