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Pipe beating leads to arrest

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.

Christopher W.  Meadows, 31, of South Plum Street, is charged with aggravated second-degree battery with bond set at $20,000.

Union Parish sheriff's investigators said that Meadows is accused of hitting the 38-year-old victim in the head early Sunday morning. The victim was first carried to an El Dorado, Ark., hospital before being transferred around 5 a.m. Sunday to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Investigators attempted talking to the victim at the El Dorado hospital Sunday, but the victim was unable to remember anything.

The victim was released Tuesday from the hospital and told deputies that he was walking on East 4th St. when Meadows called for him. According to the victim, Meadows kept drawing the pipe back as if he was going to hit him.

Investigators said the victim reportedly told Meadows if he was in a batting cage he should go ahead and swing. When the victim turned to walk away, he was knocked off his feet.

A warrant was then issued for Meadows and he was arrested later Tuesday.

The victim sustained a two-and-a-half inch cut on his head and had considerable swelling around the area of his left eye, investigators said.

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