LaPlace man charged with domestic abuse

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LAPLACE –  Over the weekend, a 32-year-old LaPlace man was eventually arrested on domestic abuse charges after he kicked in his ex-girlfriend’s door and refused to leave her residence.
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an apartment on Ryder Court in LaPlace for the report of a domestic disturbance early on Saturday morning. According to reports, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Edward C. Campbell Jr.,  kicked in the back door of her residence while the 29-year-old female victim talked on the phone with a friend. He allegedly grabbed the victim and threw her to the floor.
The friend that she was talking to on the telephone called the sheriff’s office to report the disturbance.
The victim initially waited to report the incident and told deputies who arrived on the scene that Campbell left her residence and everything was OK, reportedly fearing for her safety and the safety of her children. Deputies were unaware that Campbell was still in the residence and left the scene. Campbell refused to leave the residence, so the victim called his parents to come get him.
The victim called the sheriff’s office to report the incident after Campbell left and told deputies that Campbell repeatedly texted and called her starting around 2:30 a.m. He wanted to talk to her because he was upset that he was arrested in June for domestic violence. She had told him not to come to her residence.
Investigators obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Campbell. He turned himself in to authorities at the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Sherman Walker Correctional Center Saturday evening. Campbell was arrested and booked with simple criminal damage to property, simple assault, domestic abuse battery and home invasion.
He remains in custody on a $32,500 bond.