***UPDATE: The victim has succumbed to his injuries. STPSO detectives have obtained an arrest warrant to amend the charge against Casey Melerine (DOB 7/9/1990; 59438 Pineridge Road, Lacombe) from LRS 14:34.1 Second Degree Aggravated Battery to L.R.S. 30.1 Second Degree Murder.***
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred between a father and son Saturday night (December 2) in the Lacombe area.
Dispatchers sent STPSO deputies to 59438 Pineridge Road in Lacombe at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday evening (December 2) after receiving a 911 call from the residence with no one on the other end of the line.
Responding deputies found a 57-year-old man unconscious inside the home. A family member at the residence told deputies the victim had gotten in a fight with his son, who had since left.
While deputies were still at the scene, the son returned and was taken into custody.
Casey Melerine (DOB 7/9/1990; 59438 Pineridge Road, Lacombe) was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for LRS 14:34.1 Second Degree Aggravated Battery.
The father was transported to a south shore hospital, where he remains in critical condition with a head injury.