Domestic violence is terrible, there's no two ways about it. I know it can be complicated, but in my opinion: If things get physical in a negative way - it's a clear sign to "get out." Unfortunately, not all victims of this devastating crime can get help before the situation gets physical. Thankfully, a brave woman and the Slidell, Louisiana police department were able to get another abuser off of the streets.
KLFY reports that back in August of 2020, the Slidell Police Department sent a unit to respond to a domestic disturbance call. When officers arrived, they noted that the door of the home had been left ajar and terrified screaming coming from inside. When authorities rushed inside they reportedly found 45-year-old Brent Allen Hatten "in possession of nunchucks."
The report from Slidell Police shows that the victim had “... bruising consistent with being struck by nunchucks on her body." Hatten was arrested and charged with several crimes. During his trial, witness testimony from the homeowner claimed that she and the victim were walking her dog when she (the victim) noticed the defendant (her ex-boyfriend) running up behind her. The pair were able to make it back to the house, but were unable to stop Hatten from entering. Once inside, the SPD says that the 45-year-old Slidell resident "began swinging the nunchucks, striking her (the victim) as well as items in the residence.”
This isn't Brent's first brush with the law. His rap also sheet includes: Operation of a clandestine laboratory and simple burglary. According to KLFY, Hatten plead guilty to a single count of home invasion and aggravated battery in the attack. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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