A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputy was called out to a business on Highway 90 in Bayou Vista after 30-year-old Dedrick Gant Jr. was accused of domestic abuse and other charges.

The deputy says Gant identified himself using a false name.

After investigating further, the deputy found out that Gant was alleged to have grabbed a woman around her neck while she was holding her child.

Gant was arrested on the following charges:

  • Resisting an officer (by given false information)
  • Domestic abuse battery for strangling the woman
  • Domestic abuse battery in the presence of a juvenile
  • Warrant from the Patterson Police Department for domestic abuse battery