Gonzales Woman Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Battery

           On November 16, 2016, an Ascension Parish Jury found Jennifer Davenport, age 29, of Gonzales, LA., guilty of 2nd Degree Battery. Davenport was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Amy Colby and Joni Buquoi. Presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This conviction stems after a physical altercation in November of 2014.

           On November 9, 2014, officers with the Gonzales Police Department were dispatched to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales in reference to a battery that had taken place just the night before at a Gonzales apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the female victim in this matter who advised that she was attacked by another female while at a get together with friends. The victim advised that while at the get together, she was involved in a verbal altercation with Jennifer Davenport. After a short time, the altercation became physical. During the course of the physical altercation, the victim had her hair pulled and was hit and kicked in the face by Davenport. The victim then left and walked to her nearby apartment. The victim advised that she was in pain and showed signs of facial swelling and bruising. The victim was evaluated and treated for moderate injuries. As a result of these injuries, the victim underwent surgery several days later. An arrest warrant was issued for Davenport and she was booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center on the charge of 2nd Degree Battery.

            Per Judge Verdigets, sentencing was deferred to a later date. Davenport was granted a bond in the amount of $10,000 and was given 24 hours to post it. Davenport is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on December 12, 2016. She faces up to 8 years in prison.