Senior arrested over political brawl
A 70-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he assaulted an elderly man. According to Dave Shows, Vidor Police Chief, Jerry Wilson is charged with Class A Misdemeanor assault.
The altercation is believed to have began following a disagreement regarding placement and the legalities of a political sign. They were arguing at about 3 p.m. near the Gould Community Center in Vidor on the Eastbound Service Road when the fight ensued. The elderly man who was assaulted received injuries such as cuts to his eye and a bloody nose.
Wilson was transported to the Orange County Jail. Justice of the Peace, Judge David Peck, set a PR bond of $1,000. Wilson was later released from the jail. Shows added the legality of the signs in question are still being looked into. If they are found to be illegal, then they will be immediately removed.