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'Swamp People' star Trapper Joe arrested for assault and battery

Posted: Updated: June 21, 2012 10:35 PM
Joe LaFont, a.k.a. Trapper Joe (Source: ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE) Joe LaFont, a.k.a. Trapper Joe (Source: ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE)
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According to the TMZ website, a police report says "Swamp People" star Trapper Joe tried to burn his girlfriend with a lit cigarette and then punched her in the chest with a closed fist.

Trapper Joe, whose real name is Noces Joseph LaFont Jr., was arrested for assault and battery in Orange County, Florida early Wednesday morning.

The arrest report says a witness told police Trapper Joe and his girlfriend were arguing at the Buena Vista Hotel and Spa just after midnight; and both appeared "very drunk." The witness says Joe punched the woman in the chest and grabbed her by the arms and shook her, according to TMZ.

The police report also says when the girlfriend asked Trapper Joe who called his cell phone, she reached for his phone and he tried to burn her with a lit cigarette.

Trapper Joe was taken into custody and booked into a Florida jail. He had to pay a $50 fine after his release from jail.

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