Gonzales man gives false statement; is arrested for domestic violence

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Gonzales - On April 29, at approximately 12:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Emergency Room at St. Elizabeth Hospital in relation to two subjects involved in some type of altercation. Both had stated to hospital staff that they were jumped by several subjects.

Upon arrival at St. Elizabeth, contact was made by City of Gonzales Police Officers with 29 year-old Gregory Alix Jr. Alix had a cut to his right hand and scratches on his face. He advised officers that he and his wife were at a party somewhere in Gonzales when they were jumped by five subjects. Alix was unable to provide a location of where the incident occurred or any information on the suspects.

Officers then made contact with Alix’s wife, who was beaten badly in the face. Her face was swollen to the extent of both eyes being shut. The wife gave officers the same information as Alix, except she stated that the incident occurred at their residence, 1125 S. Hempshire Ave.

Officers went to the residence and through investigation were able to determine that the incident did take place there and that Gregory Alix Jr. had beaten his wife for unknown reasons. The injuries Mr. Alix had sustained were from his wife trying to defend herself.

Alix was treated and released from the hospital, then promptly arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail for Felony Second Degree Battery (Domestic Violence.

His wife was transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital due to the seriousness of her injuries.