UPDATE: Arrest for Mardi Gras related brawl in Lafayette street

UPDATE: Arrest for Mardi Gras related brawl in Lafayette street
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POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 8:15pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:40am

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: investigators with the Lafayette Police Department arrested Glenn Stewart on an arrest warrant for 2nd Degree Battery.

It was discovered through the follow up investigation that when Glenn Stewart struck Fitzgerald, she was knocked unconscious. Stewart was arrested at his residence late yesterday evening without incident.

The case remains under investigation.
 

ORIGINAL STORY: On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a BNSF freight train was traveling southbound when it struck an unoccupied pickup truck parked next to the railroad tracks. No one was injured and the crash remains under investigation.

According to police, a female identified as Erin M. Fitzgerald, 41, of Lafayette approached a float parked on Surrey Street and attempted to remove a banner. A float rider, Glenn Stewart, 53, of Lafayette, approached Fitzgerald and confronted her as to why she was removing the banner.

A verbal altercation began, at which time a John St. Julien, 60, of Lafayette intervened and a physical altercation began between the two men. During the altercation Fitzgerald was struck in the facial area.

Fitzgerald was transported to a local hospital and treated for her injuries.

Both St. Julien and Stewart were issued misdemeanor summons for Disturbing the Peace by Fighting. Fitzgerald was later issued a summons for Disturbing the Peace and Disorderly Conduct.

The case remains under investigation.

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