Court Date Cancelled for ‘Swamp People’s’ Trapper Joe — Will He Avoid Jail Time on Assault Charges?
As we reported last week, Trapper Joe Lafont from the hit reality show “Swamp People” was scheduled to appear in an Orange County, Florida, court room on July 19th to a enter his ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ plea for assault and domestic battery.
After there was no word on the outcome of that appearance, we did a little investigating and found that Trapper Joe’s court date had been cancelled.
In online court records obtained from the Orange County, Florida, Clerk of Courts office by Cajun Radio, we learned that Trapper Joe (real name: Noces Joseph Lafont, Jr.) is facing one count of first-degree misdemeanor battery and one count of second-degree misdemeanor assault (domestic violence).
The court records also reflect that on July 19, Trapper Joe’s original court date, was cancelled and that a pre-trial conference has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
What does that mean? Well, it could mean a lot of things, but the court documents don’t go into detail. We could speculate, but we can’t be sure. Sometimes first-time offenders serve some community service, take some anger management classes and avoid jail time and/or fines. It’s too early to say. But it’s interesting that his arraignment was cancelled.
If you remember Trapper Joe was arrested after an incident occurred when a witness told police Trapper Joe and his girlfriend, Trene Marie Planche, were arguing at the Buena Vista Hotel and Spa just after midnight and both appeared very drunk.
The witness claims he watched Joe punch the woman in the chest and then grab her by the arms and shake her very hard.
The girlfriend told police Joe had received a call on his cell phone and she wanted to know who was calling but when she reached for his phone, he tried to burn her with a lit cigarette.
Joe was released after his arrest after he posted $1,500 bond.
Keep reading! We will update you on the latest when it comes available.