St. Mary

Sep 17, 2013 9:20 AM by Ian Auzenne

Man accused of jumping on car, threatening woman with knife

A Bayou Vista man is charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a woman and her child with a knife.

St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies say 35-year-old Abel Remigio Ortiz and the victim had been arguing in a home on Teche Road. Investigators say after the victim tried to leave with her one-year-old daughter, Ortiz grabbed the knife and jumped onto the hood of the woman's car.

Deputies say the victim then drove onto LA 182 with Ortiz still on the hood and smashing the windshield with the butt of the knife.

The victim suffered a cut on her foot from the broken glass. The child was not injured.

Ortiz remains in the St. Mary Parish Jail. No bond has been set.



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