Battery suspect now in custody

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A man the Monroe Police Department has been trying to find for nearly a month is now in custody.

According to records, Clayton Spires was arrested Tuesday, December 19th and charged with second degree battery.

Records from the Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court indicate the felony charge is the result of Spires allegedly punching someone in the face on November 26th in the 1100 block of Hilton Street. According to the records, the victim lost consciousness and suffered a broken nose and two black eyes. Photos of the injuries show "obvious disfigurement". The victim underwent surgery on December 8th to repair the damaged nose.

Spires, who does not have a criminal history, is being held at the Ouachita Correctional Center on a $20,000.00 bond.

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