Prairieville man arrested on battery charges against his wife Sunday morning

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Timothy Cockerham

On Sunday, May 28 at approximately 4 a.m. deputies received a report of an unresponsive female on a Prairie Road driveway in Prairieville, according to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre.

When deputies arrived on scene they located a female who appeared to be severely beaten. APSO detectives arrived on scene to further investigate the incident and learned that the residence had surveillance video that observed Timothy Cockerham run over his wife, identified as Marilyn Bowman, with his vehicle and left the scene.

Bowman was transported to a nearby hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

Timothy Cockerham, 60, of 37352 Prairie Drive, Prairieville, was arrested and charged with aggravated second-degree battery domestic violence and hit and run driving.

He was transported to the Ascension Parish Jail where he posted a $75,000 bond set by Judge Kliebert.

This case is still under investigation and more charges may be pending.

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