New Family Justice Center Provides Assistance to DV Victims
A Bossier City man has been arrested for beating up his live-in girlfriend over the weekend.
Jason P. Hull, 39, of the 5000 block of Tensas, was charged with second degree battery domestic violence and possession of methamphetamines Monday evening.
Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives investigated the case in which Hull went on a nearly 24-hour beating spree of his live-in girlfriend from Friday night into Saturday night. The couple had lived together for about a year, and detectives determined that Hull beat her multiple times at the residence during the weekend. He punched her with a closed fist numerous times in the head and mouth, bit her in the face and leg, choked her and threw her to the ground. She lost consciousness on several occasions during the beating and was finally able to escape the residence Saturday night. She eventually made contact with Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives, who then began their investigation.
Bossier detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Hull, and while executing that warrant along with a search warrant of his residence, they found a white powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Hull was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking; his bond is pending.
“Domestic violence is such a cruel crime in which victims often feel helpless and don’t know what to do,” said Sheriff Whittington. “Our deputies do a phenomenal job investigating these cases, making the appropriate charges, and providing assistance to the victims. The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is also working with the newly-opened Family Justice Center here in Bossier City, and we’ll be able to help domestic violence victims even more.”
The Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center provides victims of domestic violence a safe place where they can get needed services, such as counseling, talking with a law enforcement officer, obtaining protective orders and receiving medical assistance and housing information.
“Domestic violence is one of those things that people don’t want to talk about, but we recognize that it is here,” said J. Schuyler Marvin, District Attorney for the 26th Judicial District (Bossier and Webster parishes). “We want to give every victim a chance to get back on their feet.”