City of Thibodaux 1309 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux, LA 70301 Phone: (985) 446-5021 Fax: (985) 446-7214
On Saturday, July 30, 2005 at approximately 12 noon, the Thibodaux Police Department received a call informing them there was a fight in the area of the 700 block of Parish Road with one subject armed with a baseball bat.
When Thibodaux Officers arrived in the 700 block of Parish Road, they observed a black male subject later identified as Gary Jones (B/M; DOB 7/28/64 of 116 Iris Street in Thibodaux) standing in a yard with a large amount of blood on his shirt holding a baseball bat. The Jones told police that he was attacked by Reginald Matthews (B/M; DOB 1/4/76 of 110 Tulane Street in Houma). Jones also told police that Matthews struck him to the backside of his head with the bat causing a large laceration. Afterward, Jones was transported to a local medical center where he received emergency treatment for his injury. While Jones was at the hospital, Matthews arrived for medical treatment as well.
When Thibodaux Police Officers spoke with Matthews, he advised that when he arrived at the above location to retrieve his children he was confronted by Jones holding a knife in his hand. Matthews said he left the residence after being chased by Jones. Matthews said he returned a short time later with a baseball bat in an attempt to retrieve his children. Both then exchanged words with each other which escalated to a fight. While Jones suffered a large laceration to his head, Matthews suffered several stab wounds to his left forearm, right forearm, and right hand.
After both were treated and released, both were place under arrest and transported to the Thibodaux Police Department. Both Jones and Matthews were booked and charged with each (1ct) Aggravated Battery. Afterward, both were transported to the Lafourche parish Detention Center to await bond.
Aggravated Battery – is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon. Whoever commits an aggravated battery shall be fined not more than five-thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than ten years.