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'Swamp People' Star

When a Man Hits a Woman ... Allegedly

10/4/2011 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicholas Payne
"Swamp People" troublemaker Nicholas Payne allegedly battered a FEMALE cop on the night he was arrested ... and then tried to escape into the woods ... this according to Louisiana police.

TMZ has learned ... the 26-year old gator huntin' apprentice was arrested last month for allegedly striking a female police officer in the chest ... while she was trying to write him a citation for disturbing the peace at a private home.

Law enforcement officials tell us Payne tried to run off into the woods after the attack ... so a K-9 unit was dispatched to find him.

We're told one of the dogs located Payne ... and bit the guy so hard, the reality star had to be taken to a nearby hospital so doctors could treat the wound.

Cops say Payne's injury has since healed up.

Payne is still behind bars -- because he has not paid his $10,000 bail.

14 COMMENTS

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EMB    

1st

1051 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

The cop, she was probably taking too long writing the ticket.

1051 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Dang, he makes all of us southerners seem like hillbilly hicks. For the record, we isn't.

lol

1051 days ago
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Whamo    

Regardless of how much af a knob this guy is and I'm sure he's a huge KNOB, I still wouldn't trust the LPD for a second. I can just imagine all the people doing time becasue of these corrupt bastards! I'm sure he "fell down a flight of stair" shortly after this picture was taken.

1051 days ago
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sweetdee88    

he looks like he's 14 and that 17yo hor who married percy from green mile looks like she's 45; i don't get it...

1051 days ago
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charley    

when a man hits a woman...he is a coward...one who gets his azz beat by dudes who know hes a coward...let him rot in jail......

1051 days ago
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CCC    

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed....

1051 days ago
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John Basedow    

I'm thinking the severity of the dog bite had little to do with the choice of sending him to the hospital. It's most likely standard procedure.

1051 days ago
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Wowza    

Poor dog! Better get it up to date on it's vacinations STAT! Wouldn't want it to catch anything now.

1051 days ago
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AQ    

He's from the south and he hunts alligators... does this really surprise anyone?

1051 days ago
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Mindy Ross    

You can hurt the cop, but don't you dare hurt the dog!

1051 days ago
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MariJoy    

He can wrassle 'gators, but when it comes to the K-9 unit, he's no match...too funny.

1051 days ago
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Nightstick    

If you knew you was going to get your ass beat.when ever you get arrested bet you would stop getting arrested.HEY nick you dropped your soap,you sure do have a pretty mouth.....

785 days ago

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