POSTED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 5:19pm
SCOTT, LA (NBC33) — A man is behind bars today for allegedly choking his girlfriend on Mardi Gras day.
Scott Police Officers were called to the scene of a domestic dispute at Lebesque Road Trailer Park on Tuesday. When they arrived, they found Lawrence Lee Dugas, 37, on top of his girlfriend, who was being held to the floor and choked.
Officials say that officers could hear a woman screaming “get off me!” when they arrived to the home.
Dugas was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery (involving strangulation) and False Imprisonment. Both charges are felony offenses.
Dugas was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Centre.