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Police search for a man accused of throwing a hammer at a woman during a violent encounter

Willie Bertholotte, accused of aggravated assault and battery (Source: New Orleans Police Dept.) Willie Bertholotte, accused of aggravated assault and battery (Source: New Orleans Police Dept.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are searching for a man accused of assaulting a woman on Dec. 6.

Police said Willie Bertholotte arrived at the victim’s home in the 14000 block of Peltier Street in New Orleans East. The victim reported letting Bertholotte into her house so he could retrieve some of his belongings. Once inside, police say Bertholotte placed the victim in a choke-hold, but the woman was able to free herself. Bertholotte then threw a hammer at the victim, but it didn’t hit her.

Bertholotte is wanted for battery and aggravated assault. Anyone who can help find him is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or New Orleans Police detectives at (504) 658-6070. 

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