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‘Swamp People’ Cast Members Arrested In Houma

Swamp People, History Channel
Swamp People, History Channel

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Two members of the hit reality television show “Swamp People” have been arrested for allegedly attacking a man with a beer bottle last month.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter told The Courier 51-year-old R.J. Molinere and his son, 25-year-old Jay Paul Molinere, both of Bourg, are accused of ganging up on a 24-year-old man Aug. 8 at a convenience store, hitting him repeatedly with the beverage. Larpenter says the victim suffered a black eye, a swollen jaw and a welt on his forehead.

Authorities say it’s unclear what sparked the argument.

Both suspects surrendered Friday and were booked on aggravated battery charges. Each was released after each posted $1,000 bond. It’s unclear if either had an attorney.

“Swamp People” follows several Louisiana alligator hunters during the month-long gator season.

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Information from: The Courier

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