Nederland man charged with injury to an elderly family member

Published 12:36 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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NEDERLAND — A 36-year-old Nederland man is behind bars for a disturbance in which a 68-year-old female family member was allegedly injured.

Nederland Police received a disturbance call at 1:19 a.m. Friday at a home in the 3600 block of Park Drive.

Police Chief Gary Porter said during the course of the investigation authorities developed probable cause to arrest Benjamin Cooper.

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Porter said the victim had obvious injuries to her head and face but did not elaborate.

Cooper was listed in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility as of Tuesday on a charge of injury to elderly person with $250,000 bond, resisting arrest/search/transport with $5,000 bond and retaliation with $250,000 bond.

Porter said the case remains under investigation.

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