Shreveport police have arrested a teen in connection with an attack that left a teenager facing reconstructive dental work, according to Shreveport’s KTBS TV station.
Jalen Jack, 18, is charged with second-degree battery in the attack on Jessica Byrnes-Laird, who was hit with a brass pipe and left with at least ten broken teeth and too many stitches to count after a routine trip to the gas station turned violent. Police arrested Jack Monday afternoon.
Still wearing a bikini after a day of swimming, Jessica Byrnes-Laird said she and her boyfriend visited A & Y Quick Stop in Shreveport on July 26. A group of men approached her car while her boyfriend was inside buying cigarettes. When he heard about their lewd comments, Byrnes-Laird’s boyfriend fought the men before getting behind the wheel to leave. That’s when they say someone took a brass pipe, and threw it through the open passenger window, smashing Jessica in the face.