POSTED: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 4:02pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 4:13pm
HARRISON COUNTY — Harrison County deputies on December 4, 2011 at approx. 5:00 PM, arrested Galen Wallace on 2 aggravated assault/ family violence warrants that were issued on 11/28/2011. These warrants stemmed from the assault that is currently under investigation involving Brittany Brice and Donald Salley.
Wallace was arrested in Harrison County near the intersection of Nesbitt Cut-off and St. Hwy. 154. Wallace had been in hiding since the incident and information was obtained from an informant that he was at the location. He was using an abandoned vehicle as shelter and had been sleeping in the vehicle.
He was arrested and booked into the Harrison County Jail. Bond has not been set, at this time. Both warrants are first degree felonies. The range of punishment may be from 5 to 99 years on each offense, if convicted.
Information from Harrison County Sheriff
HARRISON COUNTY — Harrison County 911 operators a call on November 28, 2011 at 1:37 AM regarding an injured person and an assault that had just occurred at 4271 Driskell Bridge Rd. in the Northwest area of the county.
Upon deputies arrival, they were met by ambulance personnel and found 2 people had been assaulted and were being treated for chemical burns on their face and body.
They were both splashed around their face and chest area with a chemical drain cleaner that is an acid based product during the assault. The incident began with the suspect, Galen Wallace, W/M/ 03/10/1972, walking through the residence on Driskell Bridge Rd. with a bottle of acid and making angry remarks about the victims and saying that the drain cleaner could cause a lot of damage to a person.
He then went to the bedroom where the victims were and began throwing the liquid onto the bed and the victims. The victims are identified as Brittany Brice, W/F 12/03/1986 and Donald Salley, W/M 10/13/1990. Both victims were transported to LSU Medical Center for further treatment.
As deputies were interviewing the victims and witness, it was learned that the suspect had fled the residence and had taken his 3 year old son, Christian, with him. He fled into a wooded area behind the residence and deputies, with the assistance of K-9 operations, attempted to find the suspect throughout the early morning hours. At approximately 9:00 AM, The suspect went to a relative's residence and dropped-off the child and then left on foot. The suspect is being sought in connection with the assault. The 3 year old child is with other family members.
Information from Harrison County Sheriff's Department