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"Swamp People" star arrested

Orange County, Fla., - "Swamp People" star Trapper Joe has been arrested for trying to burn his girlfriend with a lit cigarette, then punching her in the chest with a closed fist according to an arrest report obtained by TMZ.

Trapper Joe, whose real name is Noces Joseph Lafont Jr., was arrested early Wednesday morning in Orange County, Florida.

According to the arrest report obtained by TMZ. a witness told police Trapper Joe and his  girlfriend were arguing at the Buena Vista Hotel and Spa just after midnight, and both appeared very drunk.

The report says the witness claims he watched Joe punch the woman in the chest, then grab her by the arms and shake her very hard.

TMZ says the girlfriend, who has not been identified, told police Joe received a call on his cell phone. The girlfriend reportedly wanted to know who was calling and tried to grab his phone.  That's when he allegedly tried to burn her with a lit cigarette.

According to the report, Trapper Joe denied the allegations, but he was arrested and brought into custody. A representative for the "Swamp People" star refused to comment on the story.

 

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