Man convicted of using American flag to beat man unconscious

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LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) – A Logansport man faces up to 11 years in prison for beating another man up with an American flag attached to a wooden post.

Cass County prosecutors say 39-year-old Jeffrey Billeaud knocked Peter Vanderveen unconscious and broke one of his vertabra.

The incident happened in August 2013 at the Tyson Plant in Logansport. Vanderveen was a truck driver and was picking up a load of meat to deliver in another state.

A jury convicted Billeaud Wednesday on three charges including battery with a deadly weapon.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 18. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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