Sheriff: Man accused of punching elderly mother in the head

Published: Oct. 28, 2014 at 4:23 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 53-year-old Zachary man has been arrested after he was accused of punching his mother multiple times in the head. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Louis R. Morrison in July and authorities arrested him on Oct. 27.

Morrison was living with his mother and acting as her caregiver when the incident happened in July. According to the affidavit from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Morrison punched the woman in the head several times in a fit of rage.

The woman called for help and was moved out of her home. She was placed into an assisted living facility. The woman told deputies her son had been physically and verbally abusive for some time.

Morrison was arrested and charged with cruelty to the infirmed. He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $15,000 bond.

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