WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities have arrested a Monroe man who was wanted on several charges stemming from a violent encounter that happened last year in West Monroe.
According to arrest records, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office apprehended 31-year-old Lamark Sullivan on March 12 on charges of hit & run driving, home invasion, second-degree battery, cruelty to juveniles, and theft of a motor vehicle.
Court documents indicate that the incident happened on the morning of November 12 within the city limits of West Monroe. Documents state that West Monroe police were called to the 100 block of S. 2nd Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.
Police say the victim and the suspect were on their way home after getting groceries when they got into an argument about his drug use. The victim says that as they were unloading the groceries, the suspect got back into the car, grabbed her, and started to drive off while she was hanging out of the vehicle. She told police the suspect started to choke her and verbally threatened to kill her.
The victim told police she was able to free herself, but Sullivan got out of the car and chased her on foot. Police say the vehicle he was driving then rolled into a parked vehicle.
The victim says Sullivan caught up to her, punched her in the face, and kicked her to the ground. She reportedly fled into her house, but Sullivan forced his way in. There, she says, Sullivan punched her and kicked her again. At this point, the victim's 12-year-old son allegedly tried to intervene, but Sullivan hit him as well.
After the alleged attack, Sullivan stole the victim's vehicle. Investigators say seven children were also at the residence at the time of the alleged attack.
Sullivan was booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center. He also had a bench warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear.