St. Landry Parish Deputy Arrested on Battery Charges
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department arrested one of its own over the holidays.
According to KATC TV3, the incident took place on New Year's Day at a bar in Eunice in the early morning hours.
Arrested was Joshua John Courville of Eunice.
The charges include simple battery, domestic battery, and sexual battery, and it appears there are several victims.
According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the bar in Eunice regarding complaints of battery from several alleged victims.
One alleged victim claims that Courville grabbed and touched her inappropriately. When his advances were shunned, the victim claims that Courville pushed her. Once the alleged victim left the bar, Courville allegedly followed her outside.
After she shunned his advances again, Courville allegedly punched her in the face.
The alleged victim, assuming that Courville was impaired, secured the keys to his vehicle so he could not drive.
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office goes on to say that Courville then retired to the bed of his truck, as he could not leave.
That's when Courville's ex-wife, according to the report, went to check on him. Courville allegedly responded by attacking her, throwing her to the ground and punching her in the face.