Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Investigators have charged a man with the late July beating of another.
On July 28, 2018, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to reports of a battery that occurred near Wallace Avenue and Fuller Street in west Shreveport. The victim, 63-year-old John Stokes, reported that he and 61-year-old Judge Wilson of the 500 block of Fuller Street were engaged in a verbal argument and he turned around to walk away. Stokes advised that when he turned his back Wilson struck him in the back of the head with an unknown object. Stokes was transported to University Health Hospital by private automobile. He suffered a skull fracture and facial injuries as a result of the alleged battery.
Investigators with the Violent Crimes Unit launched their investigation. They were able to locate eyewitnesses to the attack. Wilson was taken into custody and following interviews with investigators, was charged with one count of 2nd Degree Battery and booked into the Shreveport City Jail.