According to police reports, authorities received a call at 5:26 a.m. of a woman having been beaten and thrown out of a vehicle.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the woman sitting on the curb crying, with visible injuries.
The victim told police she and her fiancé, Chad Broussard, had argued, and that he beat her and threw her out of the vehicle, according to police.
The police report states the woman refused medical treatment and was transported to her mother’s residence at Beulah Gardens.
Broussard could not be located and was believed to be on his way to New Iberia, according to the police radio log.
Two hours later, police received a call from the victim’s sister, saying Broussard had returned, forced his way into her mother’s apartment, threw the victim over his shoulder, and carried her to his apartment in the same complex, according to reports.
Police arrived on the scene, but Broussard allegedly ignored orders to leave the residence and surrender, and so at 8 a.m., police burst the door down and arrested Broussard.
The victim was found unconscious in the apartment and taken to Savoy Medical Center in Mamou, according to reports.
As of Monday, she was still hospitalized, police said.
Broussard, age 46, of 821 S. Beulah, Apt. #6C, was charged with domestic abuse battery, false imprisonment, resisting an officer and obstruction of justice.