Alleged victim of Marksville councilman speaks out - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Alleged victim of Marksville councilman speaks out

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:50:30 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
  • U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:14:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
    More >>
  • Invest 99-L (Tropical Blog 9-1)

    Developing Tropical Wave over the Southern Gulf of Mexico

    Developing Tropical Wave over the Southern Gulf of Mexico

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:53:56 GMT
    Monday, September 19:47amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 99-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula Eastern Bay of Campeche is producinga lot of shower thunderstorm and is associated with a Tropical Wave. This system continues to show limited development as it moves over the warm water of the Southern GoM. Environmental conditions are favorable for develo...More >>
    Monday, September 19:47amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 99-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula Eastern Bay of Campeche is producinga lot of shower thunderstorm and is associated with a Tropical Wave. This system continues to show limited development as it moves over the warm water of the Southern GoM. Environmental conditions are favorable for develo...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.