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Police: Man attacks ex who brought new boyfriend to child custody exchange

Randall Smith. Source: Thibodaux Police Randall Smith. Source: Thibodaux Police
THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) -

A man who was angry that his ex brought her new boyfriend to a child custody exchange has been charged after a violent outburst, according to police.

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue said the suspect, Randall Smith, 26, was charged with domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and simple battery after he was accused of attacking his ex. 

On Friday Smith met with  the mother of his children and her current boyfriend for a child custody exchange in the parking lot of the Rienzi Shopping Center.

When he saw his ex's new boyfriend, he refused to allow the children to go with their mother.

His ex contacted police, which prompted Smith to become angry, according to the report.

Police said Smith grabbed his ex by the arm as she sat in her vehicle and attempted to punch her.

Police said her new boyfriend intervened, which resulted in Smith attacking him. 

According to the report, Smith went to the other side of the vehicle and began to punch his ex's new boyfriend multiple times.

The new boyfriend pulled out his pocket knife and began to swing it at Smith. Smith then pulled him  out of the vehicle by his hair and began choking him telling him that he was going to break his neck, according to the report.

A police officer working a detail nearby and was the first on the scene when he saw Smith, who was covered in blood, choking the male victim on the ground.

The officer spotted the ex's new boyfriend with a knife, and was able to disarm him.

Additional Officers arrived shortly after and the two were separated, according to the report.

Smith was transported to the hospital for treatment because he was stabbed during the altercation.

The new boyfriend was treated by Acadian Ambulance on the scene.

The Thibodaux Police Detective investigating the incident decided to not pursue charges against the male victim because he was acting in self-defense. 

Randall Smith turned himself in at the Thibodaux Police Department on Saturday after being released from the hospital.

He was later released from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center after posting his $7,500 bond.

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