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'Swamp People' Star 'Trapper Joe' Arrested

by 10:28 AM PDT, June 22, 2012
Photo: History Channel

A star of the History's alligator-hunting reality show Swamp People has been arrested on domestic violence charges. 

Noces Joseph LaFont Jr. -- known on the show as "Trapper Joe" -- was arrested Wednesday by Orange County Sheriff's deputies in Orlando, FL.

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According to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Associated Press, LaFont was arguing with his girlfriend while staying at a hotel near Disney World when he allegedly tried to burn her with a cigarette and punched her with a closed fist.

LaFont, who is from Louisiana, was charged with battery and assault and booked into the Orange County Jail before posting bail and being released.

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Swamp People follows teams of Cajuns as they hunt alligators in the bayous and swamplands of America's southern heartland.

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