One was convicted of assaulting a Vernon Parish delivery worker

Vernon Parish, Los Angeles (dog) – In the week of August 22, a jury found Douglas Paul James, 32, one of the men accused of assaulting an American Press delivery worker, guilty of second-degree battery.

Earlier this year, Douglas and his brother Dillon Matthew James, 24, were arrested and charged in the December 17, 2021 attack on Woody Blanks Jr., 67, who was delivering newspapers around 3 a.m. on Catfish Hut Road. A group of men stopped Vaughan as he was returning to his car after handing a paper to a customer with mobility problems. He said the men asked him what he was doing before they assaulted him. Void sustained injuries to his eyes and face and underwent several surgeries.

Douglas is due to be sentenced on October 5. Represented by Sam Jones, Ronald Sistronic brought the case on behalf of the state.

Dillon, who has pleaded not guilty to the battery charges, is scheduled to hold a pretrial conference on October 4. His trial is scheduled for October 17.

Dillon is represented by Jack Sims Jr., and Sistronic is also suing the case.

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