Man faces reconstructive surgery after hammer attack
ST. HELENA - A man faces reconstructive surgery on his face Thursday after he was attacked with a hammer outside a St. Helena grocery store.
Alvin "Mooney" Amacker walked out of the normally quiet M & M Grocery Store near Greensburg, when deputies say Charlie Morris, Jr. hit Amacker's face over and over with a hammer, leaving so much damage that Amacker's uncle barely recognized him.
"His face was sideways-- that's how bad it was," Amacker's Uncle, Frank Johnson, said.
Deputies believe Morris could be in East Baton Rouge or East Feliciana Parish, and need the public's help finding him.
Morris has a long criminal history, including aggravated assault, assault on a police officer, drug, alcohol and weapons charges, and more. Deputies said Morris has been out of jail for less than a year on assault charges.
Amacker's uncle said he will undergo reconstructive surgery in Baton Rouge Thursday.
If you have any information on the attack, call the St. Helena Sheriff's Office.