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'Swamp People' Star

Arrested for

Domestic Violence

6/20/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Joe LaDont, Trapper Joe mug shot
"Swamp People" star Trapper Joe has been arrested for domestic violence in Florida, TMZ has learned.

Joe -- full name Joe LaFont -- was arrested early this morning in Orange County for domestic battery.

Sources close to LaFont tell TMZ, LaFont and his girlfriend had gotten into some kind of argument. The precise details surrounding the arrest are still unclear.

You'll recall ... Joe and his stepson Tommy Chauvin were nearly killed in a nasty 5-car pile-up near the Arkansas-Louisiana state line back in April. The pics were crazy.

Joe is currently being held on $1,500 bond.

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Bud    

Gee, what did he abuse, a crocodile or whiskey??

793 days ago
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Spoch    

Once a douchebag, always a douchebag

793 days ago
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tlm    

Looks like Tom Sizemore.

793 days ago
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charley    

DAMN DUDE LOOKS LIKE A BACKWOODS IDIOT...AND NOW HE PROVED HE IS ONE........!

793 days ago
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charley    

come on people...swamp people are worse than white trailer trash! so no surprise here...just surprised his grandaughter aint his kid!

793 days ago
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ShrinkWrap    

What did he do? Force her to look directly at him? He is one fugly inbred looking guy.

793 days ago
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parlayer    

hows that his wife is a alligator

793 days ago
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ajc22    

So wait, he lives and works with his step-son in NOLA (which implies he is married), but was arrested in SoCal for beating his girlfriend. Way to keep the side action on the DL

793 days ago
9.

ihateskanks    

Oh look white trash being white trash

I'm shocked

793 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

It's the south, no such thing.

793 days ago
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GabyO    

Wow, what a surprise!!! I am shocked, shocked I tell you!

793 days ago
12.

Angel    

I certainly hope he didn't do this. :(

793 days ago
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Tammy    

what do you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothing. You already told her twice. Joe (and Tommy) could smack me around as long as they pulled my hair when they was done. mmmhmmm......

793 days ago
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Nola    

TMZ...Please get your facts straight. From what I gather it was Orange County, Florida, not Cali.

793 days ago
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messygirl    

Shocker.

793 days ago
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