CPSO

ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — On May 4, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 2341 Big Woods Edgerly Road in Vinton, after receiving a 911 call from Veronica L. Gallagher, 44, who stated she had stabbed her husband.

When deputies arrived, they discovered Mark Gallagher, 63, had been stabbed in the upper abdomen following a verbal argument with Veronica Gallagher. Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is currently listed in critical condition.

Gallagher was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted second degree murder.

Judge Michael Canaday has set Gallagher’s bond at $250,000.

CPSO Detective Kerrick Gabrial is the lead investigator on this case.

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