March 07, 2018  |  02:08 pm

A Mandeville man was issued a summons for battery following an altercation at a Covington-area store.

Shortly after noon on Friday (March 2) a 34-year-old Ponchatoula man was shopping at a Covington-area sporting goods store when a former friend, Christian Westcott (DOB 3/18/1973; 109 Butternut Lane, Mandeville) entered the store.

A verbal altercation ensued and Westcott struck the other man in the face before leaving the store, causing an injury to the other man’s chin.

Westcott was contacted later by deputies and agreed to meet them at another location, at which time he was issued a summons for LRS 14:35 Simple Battery and released.