Nov 25, 2012 4:36 PM by katc

Man Arrested in Lafayette on Child Endangerment, Simple Battery Charges

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrest a man on multiple charges after fighting with his wife in a car with children inside.

Donald Leopold was arrested after deputies responded to a report of damages to mailboxes in the area of the suspect's home. Deputies located the vehicle with damages consistent with having struck the at Leopolds's home.

After investigating the incident it was learned that while driving his 2000 Dodge Leopold became engaged in an argument with his wife. Leopold reportedly reached over and grabbed his wife's throat, the wife attempted to defend herself which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike several mailboxes.

At the time of the incident Leopold's vehicle was occupied by 4 children ranging in age from 8 to 2 years old. None of the children were injured.

Leopold was charged with Reckless operation of a motor vehicle, simple battery domestic abuse and child endangerment.

Bond has not yet been set.



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