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Louisiana man bites deputy during arrest

2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, May 20 2020 May 20, 2020 May 20, 2020 6:10 AM May 20, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
Scotty Poindexter Photo: Daily Comet

RACELAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is in custody facing several charges after biting a deputy who was trying to arrest him for home invasion and battery.

Scotty Poindexter, 30, of Raceland, was arrested Sunday after he reportedly forced his way into a relative’s home, argued with a woman inside and allegedly punched her in the face, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Tuesday.

Poindexter was outside the home when deputies arrived. As they began to take him into custody, Poindexter began resisting and, at one point during the struggle, he bit a deputy on the arm, the sheriff’s office said. The deputy was treated at an area hospital and released.

Bail has not bee set for Poindexter, who is being held at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. He faces charges of battery of a police officer, resisting an officer with force or violence, home invasion and simple battery, authorities said. The sheriff’s office did not know whether he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

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