Sep 17, 2013 2:38 PM by Ian Auzenne (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

Man accused of choking, holding girlfriend at gunpoint

A Lafayette man is charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault after he allegedly held his girlfriend inside their home at gunpoint.

Police say 26-year-old Richard Arceneaux turned himself in this morning to authorities in Patterson.

The incident took place Monday around 2:40 P. M. in the 100 block of Hansel Drive. Investigators say Arceneaux choked the victim until she became unconscious and threatened her life with the gun. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Arceneaux also faces a charge of second-degree battery. He is awaiting transfer to the Lafayette Parish Jail.



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