Lake Charles, LA. — Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lake Charles man for the battery and kidnapping of a family member. On the morning of February 27, deputies responded to a disturbance where they found a 17-year-old female victim battered by Michael B. Mouton, 39, of Lake Charles.  The victim sustained moderate injuries, but was treated at a local hospital and released, said a CPSO press release.

According to Kim Myers,

During further investigation the victim told detectives that on the previous night Mouton confronted her at a relative’s house because he was angry over a family issue and he began to drag her by her hair and force her into a vehicle against her will. Once inside the vehicle she stated Mouton began striking her, leaving visible injuries and marks. The victim told detectives she was driven to her residence where he continued to batter her and hit her head against a window inside the home, breaking the window. She told detectives Mouton pulled her hair so hard that some of her hair had been ripped out of her scalp. According to the victim she was then forced back into the car and driven to another house where Mouton went inside the home and returned to the car with a gun and while pointing it at her, threatened her. She told detectives she was able to flee on foot to a nearby house where she contacted a friend for help.

Mouton was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated battery; aggravated assault with a firearm; and 2nd degree kidnapping. His bond was set at $750,000.