Man arrested for domestic violence after giving false statement
GONZALES - Police arrested a man accused of beating his wife after the couple turned up at Gonzales emergency room claiming they had been jumped by several men just after midnight Wednesday.
29-year-old Gregory Alix Jr. and his wife arrived at St. Elizabeth Hospital just after 12:30 a.m. with both parties displaying visible injuries. The man had a cut on his right hand and scratches on his face. His wife's face was swollen to the extent that both of her eyes were shut. Alix told hospital staff they had been jumped by a group of five subjects during the night.
Mr. Alix was unable to provide a location for where the violent incident happened and couldn't provide a description of the men who had administered the beating. When questioned by hospital staff, Alix's wife also said they were jumped, but she claimed the incident happened at the couple's residence in the 1000 block of S. Hempshire Ave. in Gonzales.
Police went to the home to investigate further and determined that Alix had beaten his wife for unknown reasons. Investigators say the injuries the man had sustained were inflicted by his wife as she tried to defend herself.
Alix was treated at the hospital, but he was promptly arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on one count of felony second-degree battery.
Mrs. Alix was transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge due to the seriousness of the injuries to her face.