The St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers group is asking for the public's help in finding Richard Keith Trahan of Abbeville.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says they were called out after Trahan's wife accused him of using a cord to "whip" her.

The wife was able to run away, but Trahan caught up with her.

It is alleged that he threw her to the ground, punched her in the face, and then hit her with a dresser drawer.

Richard is wanted for aggravated battery.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richard Keith Trahan of 2790 Rodeo Road in Abbeville is asked to call the St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers Office at 948-TIPS (8477).

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