Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a man living in Benton who was arrested last week for growing marijuana plants at his residence was arrested once again, this time for beating an elderly man with his fists and a rake.
Shandy A. Salgado, 38, was taken into custody Monday evening after Bossier deputies arrived at his residence on the 500 block of Rubicon Road to investigate a battery call. A man in his 70s told deputies that Salgado got into an argument with him and punched him several times with his fists and hit him in the face with the handle of a rake, breaking the handle in two.
When patrol deputies were at the scene to conduct their investigation while looking for Salgado, they saw him flee into a nearby barn. The deputies established a perimeter as they continued their search, and Bossier City Police Department K-9 team was requested to assist. The K-9 unit searched the barn and issued several verbal commands for Salgado to exit. Well, he did, but instead of turning himself in, he ran away. The K-9 unit gave multiple commands to Salgado to stop, but he refused. The handler deployed his dog, and Salgado was taken into custody.
Salgado was transported to University Health in Shreveport where he was treated and released for minor injuries from the K-9 bite to his back before being transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking early morning Tuesday. He was charged with aggravated battery, resisting arrest, and intimidating witnesses.
The elderly victim who Salgado beat was evaluated by Bossier Parish EMS at the scene Monday night, and he was eventually transported to Willis Knighton Bossier for further evaluation and treatment.
Salgado was previously arrested Aug. 9 by Bossier deputies for growing 28 marijuana plants in his yard; some of the plants were approaching seven feet tall. Narcotics agents also found methamphetamine, loose marijuana, half-smoked marijuana blunts, rolling papers and a firearm during the arrest at his residence late last week.
Additionally, Salgado could not produce any documents to substantiate living legally in the United States, and Bossier Corrections deputies have also been in contact with Immigration, Customs and Enforcement officials, who have issued an ICE hold on Salgado.