Joe Lafont, who appears on the History Channel show "Swamp People," was arrested last week on a domestic abuse battery charge. He's accused of breaking two of his girlfriend's ribs. He's also accused of grabbing her arms and shaking them hard. He allegedly also attempted to burn her with a lit cigarette. The incident allegedly happened on April 12 at his Mrytle Grove home. The woman says she and Joe got into a verbal argument when she wanted to see who was calling him on his phone. She claims he shoved her, which caused her to fall and break her ribs. She says he's been unkind to her since the incident. Joe denies the allegations.
Joe was born in Louisiana and is an American citizen by nationality. He's earned a lot of fame from the reality show Swamp People, where he hunts crocodiles and showcases their work on television. He's a Cajun by profession and began hunting crocodiles at a very young age.
Joe Lafont, aka Trapper Joe, from the hit TV series "Swamp People," has been arrested for domestic violence, TMZ reports. Early Wednesday morning, June 20, he and his girlfriend were involved in some kind of argument. TMZ's sources say he was arrested for domestic battery in Orange County, but details are unclear. TMZ's source adds that Joe was reportedly released on $1,500 bond. The alleged victim has not yet filed any charges. TMZ has reached out to Joe for comment, but has not received a response.