Stepfather connected to “letters to Santa” controversy arrested for assault

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LAPLACE — Police said a domestic battery altercation occurred last week at the home of a LaPlace family who raised community concern over the Christmas holidays with a “letter to Santa” promotion because of the presence of a registered sex offender.

Myron Bullock, 40, was arrested Thursday for domestic abuse. He was released Friday after posting a $10,000 bond.

According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, an 18-year-old male was standing in the driveway of his Ridgewood Drive home when his stepfather, identified as Bullock, approached wanting to fight.

Myron Bullock

“Officers learned the victim walked away to sit inside his vehicle, then Bullock grabbed his shirt, dragged him to the ground and began physically battering him,” a Sheriff’s Office release said. “Deputies observed the victim’s torn shirt and bruising to the victim’s face, neck, shoulders and ribs. Emergency medical services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.”

Police said Bullock turned himself in and was charged with domestic abuse battery.

Bullock’s name came into focus in December after his wife, Angel Munoz-Bullock, encouraged local families and children to stop by their home to drop off “letters to Santa” in a designated mailbox.

Some in the community objected to the promotion because Bullock is a registered sex offender. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Munoz-Bullock cleared her holiday promotion with authorities, which deemed it lawful as long as Myron Bullock was not outside with children who were dropping off letters.