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'Swamp People' star Trapper Joe arrested for beating girlfriend

Another reality show star has been arrested, with Swamp People's Trapper Joe getting busted for allegedly trying to burn his girlfriend with a lit cigarette and punching her in the chest. This all happened in Florida, of course. Where else would it happen, Louisiana?

Joe, a.k.a. Noces Joseph LaFont Jr. was taken in for assault in Orange County just after 12 a.m. Wednesday after arguing with his girl at the Buena Vista Hotel and Spa, TMZ reports. Both were apparently drunk, a witness said, and were arguing when Joe punched the woman in the chest, then shake her by the arms.

The alleged victim, who isn't named, allegedly tried to grab Joe's phone when he was receiving a call to see who it was, but he tried to burn her with his lit smoke. He denies the accusation, but police arrested him and took him to the pokey for booking. Catch it all on the next season of his show, Swamp People Part Deux: Guilty in the 'Glades.


Posted by Joshua Gillin at 3:02:03 pm on June 21, 2012