THIBODAUX, La. — The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested five men for their alleged roles in a fight, a melee that included a pool cue, a knife and a stun gun, at the Armadillo Club in early February.
Deputies already had arrested one man, 38-year-old James David, and charged him with two counts of aggravated battery.
Nearly 10 days later, Mark Bergeron (30), William Massey (23), Dale Massey (33), Oneil Kelley (24) and Jeremy Simmons (38) were arrested.
According to authorities, deputies and medical officials were called to a bar fight with multiple injuries shortly after midnight on Feb. 9.
Once there, David, who was wielding a knife in one hand a pool cue in the other, was approached by deputies. He was subdued by a stun gun, authorities said, when he refused to drop the pool cue.
An initial investigation by deputies found that David had fought with several patrons in the bar, allegedly using the knife on two people, authorities said. Though wounds were non-life threatening.
Still, David was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon and taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.
Further investigation showed that David wasn’t acting alone in the clash, authorities said.
Detectives discovered the initial fight began when Simmons allegedly struck his girlfriend. The two were separated, but later, Dale Massey and David got into a verbal shouting match before Massey allegedly punched David.
Massey allegedly then punched another patron, authorities said.
Simmons, meanwhile, was knocked unconscious in the fracas.
David then allegedly got involved in other fights, attacking the two people with knife wounds before jetting out of the Armadillo Club, authorities said.
He returned, however, meeting Kelley at the front of the bar. Kelley was grasping a pool cue, which he used to bash David before chasing him, authorities said. David eventually took the pool cue before deputies arrived.
Kelley eventually was charged with aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon and second degree battery; he was released after posting his $10,000 bond.
Bergeron and William Massey who were charged with one count of second degree battery were released after each posting a $5,000 bond. Dale Massey was charged with two counts of simple battery and was released following his posting a $2,000 bond.
Simmons, meanwhile, was charged with domestic abuse battery and posted a $500 bond.