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Brock James Broussard

Man gets seven years hard labor in alleged stabbing, beating

Dec. 2016 incident happened in Patterson

A 28-year-old Patterson man was sentenced to seven years in prison at hard labor after entering a plea agreement stemming from a case in which he allegedly stabbed and beat a woman in December 2016.

Brock James Broussard pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of second-degree battery in 16th Judicial District Court. The district attorney had originally charged Broussard with aggravated second-degree battery, but he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge as part of a plea agreement, according to St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court records.

District Judge Curtis Sigur sentenced Broussard and gave him credit for time served since his arrest, court records stated.

On Dec. 21, 2016, Patterson police officers were dispatched to a report of a fight in progress on Morrison Street.

Officers located a woman who stated that Broussard had stabbed her. Another man told investigators he heard screams in the area, and he then stopped Broussard from continuing to stab and hit the woman, police said.

Broussard allegedly beat the woman and also stabbed her with a knife multiple times, police said. The victim was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center.

Hospital officials later advised investigators that the victim’s wounds were more severe than originally thought after examining her, police said.

The victim suffered broken bones in her head and had minor cuts and abrasions to her neck and face. The injuries were non-life threatening, police said.

On Dec. 22, 2016, Patterson police located Broussard at the Patterson Truck Stop after the department received a call saying that Broussard was at the truck stop waiting for a ride and attempting to leave the area, according to his arrest report.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted Patterson Police in the arrest and booked him into the parish jail on charges of aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated criminal damage to property, the report stated.

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