June 2, 2014
By Julie Montanaro
A Gretna city commissioner is facing domestic battery charges in the wake of a fight with his wife.
38 year old Jim Payne was arrested Friday and accused of misdemeanor domestic battery for a confrontation with his wife outside their home on Church Street May 24th.
Arrest papers say the two were sitting on the tailgate of Payne's truck when Payne repeatedly splashed beer in his wife's face and then slapped her in the face several times.
Arrest papers say Payne then locked the two of them inside a shed and his wife ultimately ran to a neighbor's for help.