NAPOLEONVILLE — A Napoleonville man arrested Monday is accused of hitting a woman’s vehicle twice with his vehicle after sending threatening texts, then fighting with arresting officers, slightly injuring a deputy, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.
Chad Butler, 36, 400 Elm Hall, was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on two counts of aggravated battery, resisting an officer with force, simple criminal damage to property, violation of a protective order and reckless operation of a vehicle, Waguespack said in a news release.
Butler’s bail is yet to be set.
A woman who called the Sheriff’s Office at 6 a.m. Monday said Butler was following her as she was on her way to work in Napoleonville and was trying to hit her vehicle. He struck it twice, before turning his vehicle around and driving toward Bertrandville, the news release says.
Officers had been trying to find Butler at his house, after learning earlier from the woman that Butler had sent her threatening texts when they got the 6 a.m. call from the woman, the news release says.
Butler is under a court-issued order to stay away from the woman, the release says.
Butler fought with the deputies, and a state trooper arrived to assist with restraining him, Waguespack said.
A sheriff’s deputy injured during the arrest was treated and released from a hospital for a minor arm injury, said Robert Martin, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office.