Domestic dispute involving tattoo gun and movie night leads to arrest
THIBODAUX - Police say they arrested a man on multiple charges after officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance involving family movie night and a tattoo gun.
30-year-old James Haydel, of Raceland, was booked on charges of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, second-degree sexual battery and resisting an officer. He also had a contempt of court warrant out for his arrest for non-support which carries an automatic 90-day sentence or a $4,690 fine.
Police said they were called to a Thibodaux residence on Saturday, Apr. 30 at 7:45 p.m. when Haydel was causing a disturbance in a home. Apparently, Haydel became upset after being told that family members couldn’t hear the movie they were watching because he was using his tattoo gun.
When police arrived, Haydel fled on foot, but he was apprehended by officers a few blocks away from the scene.
Further investigation found that at 3 a.m. the same day, Haydel had accused his girlfriend of being on drugs. The argument became physical and Haydel struck her multiple times, according to the arrest report. Police were not called to the scene.
The victim reported to investigators that on Apr. 18, Haydel had also accused her of being on drugs and assaulted her.
After Haydel was taken into custody, he had to be taken to an area hospital because he told officers he had swallowed crystal meth while running from police.
Hayden was released from the hospital last Thursday and was taken into custody by Thibodaux Police to be booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $28,500 bond on top of his warrant specifications.