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'Swamp People' Star

Arrested for

Domestic Violence

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

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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What is that POS doing in CA?? Go back home, lowlife and sink back into the ooze where reality tv found you. Amazing what people will watch on tv.

856 days ago


Don't worry Uncle Joe --- I'm up here in NW Alaska and we have the family all loaded up on mopeds and heading to Florida to bail you out. Leaving in 10 minutes and we will keep going until we reach the jail. I figure maybe two weeks if we don't stop to sleep. The Alaskan Swamp Family in on their way to save our Uncle....... WaHooooooooo!!!!

856 days ago


One shouldnt judge until the entire situation is brought to light. Did he really burn her or did he just play like he was going to so she wouldnt grab his phone? Was she coming at him to get the phone and he held his hand up to stop her from getting at him? One story I read stated a bystander called the police: well I tapped my daughters hand while in walmart of course she cried, and a bystander called the police on me saying I struck my child!! Until the entire truth comes out noone should condem him.

855 days ago


screw the *******s among you who made the white trash and swamp people a college grad from south la and make over 150k a year. how many of you *******s make that?

853 days ago
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