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Alleged victim of Marksville councilman speaks out

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MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News channel 5) -- One of the victims involved in an alleged attack by a Marksville city councilman is speaking out about what she says happened to her last Friday night.

Kayla Larcart says she and councilman Elliot Jordan's sister got into a fight near his home on Green Street. That's when she says the councilman jumped in and began attacking her too.

News channel 5's Brooke Buford has the latest.

"It could have been avoided," said Kayla Larcart, the alleged victim in a battery Friday. "All of this could have been avoided."

Larcart says she's lucky to be alive after she claims Marksville city councilman, Elliot Jordan, and his family beat her, dragged her into a water filled ditch and tried to drown her.

"I was on the ground underneath the water begging for my life, telling them I couldn't breathe," said Larcart.

Larcart says she and Jordan's sister, Kila Jordan, got into a fight on Green Street on Friday. It was a fight we're told quickly escalated into a family brawl.

"I felt the bottle," she said. "They beat up me, my mom and my daughter."

What's worse, Larcart says councilman Elliot Jordan, an elected official, joined in the attack - which spread to both families.

"I looked up and Elliot Jordan has got me by my shoulders and his wife is standing by him and I stopped and said, 'you're going to jail,'" said Sharon Perry, Larcart's mother.

In fact, they all went to jail. Jordan, his wife Brenda and his sister were charged with aggravated second degree battery and simple battery.

Larcart with charged with aggravated battery. And, her mother was charged with simple battery. Those two say they were defending themselves.

Marksville police chose not to comment on the case. The sheriff's office says Jordan and his family were released on their own recognizance and didn't have to post bail.

The case is still under investigation.

"I want a conviction," said Larcart. "I want something done. There's enough bullying. And, now it's bullying between adults."

We reached out to Elliot Jordan and his family about the alleged attack. They chose not to comment.

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