As we reported last month, Trapper Joe Lafonte from the hit reality show "Swamp People" was arrested by police after a drunken disturbance outside the Buena Vista Hotel & Spa in Florida after a witness claimed he struck Trene Marie Planche.

Now, Joe will head back to Florida this Thursday, July 19th to answer the charges and have his day in court.

Trapper Joe who's real name is Noces Joseph LaFont Jr. — was arrested for assault and battery.

According to the arrest report, a witness told police Trapper Joe and his girlfriend 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 $1500 bond.