John Hodge Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
A Sulphur man beat a woman until she was unconscious, then beat her again after she regained consciousness, authorities said.
John R. Hodge Jr., 19, was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. Judge Robert Wyatt set bond at $200,000.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said deputies began investigating when they were called to a local hospital around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The woman was undergoing emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.
Myers said Hodges "beat (the woman) until she was unconscious and after she regained consciousness he beat her again."
Hodge was arrested at a local convenience store.
The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition, she said.
Det. Randall Ravia is the lead investigator on this case.