POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:59pm
THIBODAUX, LA (NBC33) — A Thibodaux man with no prior criminal record was released on a $200 bond after he allegedly abused his former girlfriend and damaged her vehicle.
The Thibodaux Police Department reports that the incident occurred at roughly 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. We’re told the victim went to check on Curtis Maryland, Jr., 35, because she was concerned about his welfare.
“The victim had previously shared a relationship with Maryland and wanted to make sure he was okay because he had been drinking,” David Melancon, Thibodaux Police Department, explained. “When the victim tried to leave the home, Maryland became angry and kicked in the window of the vehicle she was in.”
At this point Maryland allegedly grabbed the woman and dragged her out of the vehicle.
“At one point he picked the victim up by her throat and slammed her into the vehicle,” Melancon said.
Once emergency responders arrived on scene, the victim refused medical treatment. Maryland, however, sustained an injury to his leg from the broken window on the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and was arrested upon release.
Maryland was arrested and charged with Simple Battery and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.