Domestic Abuse Arrests In St. Landry Parish
Five men were recently arrested in St. Landry Parish for allegedly beating up or violating their court orders against them concerning their wives/girlfriends.
In one case, 32-year-old Ryan Mayo of Church Point allegedly beat girlfriend so bad he broke her front teeth. Deputies say her entire left side of her face was swollen from her eyes to her jaw bone. Mayo allegedly drug the woman out of the house, took her keys and cell phone so she could not leave and left her in the hospital with scratches and red marks on her neck.
In another case, 46-year-old Brian Gotreaux of Eunice violated the court order issue by the judge that ordered him to stay away and have no contact with his wife.
49-year-old Shane Faul of Cankton is accused of putting his fingers into his wife’s eyes. But deputies say she was able to escape and began punching him in the face until her son (Faul’s stepson) was able to subdue him until police arrived.
55-year-old Kenneth Leger of Lawtell is accused of hitting his live in girlfriend with an unknown object and argued with her when she confronted him for drinking and taking his medicine. Deputies say Leger allegedly attacked her when she tried to grab her belongings to head to a friend’s house.
And 26-year-old Robert Presley of Sunset was arrested after he allegedly punched his ex-girlfriend in the face multiple times after showing up around 2:00 a.m. drunk. As she was trying to get away, Presley allegedly chased her saying he was going to kill her.
“No one should suffer these domestic issues whether it is verbal altercations, violation of protection orders or physical abuse,” say St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. “Any relationship that becomes violent needs to be addressed immediately. There are local and state agencies that are open 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week for shelters and counseling. We have a zero tolerance for domestic abuse and will arrest the predominate aggressor in every case.”