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West Monroe man accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend.

WEST MONROE, La. - A West Monroe man is behind bars accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend.

Officers were called to Orleans Place in West Monroe Monday afternoon on reports of someone being beaten.

They made contact with the victim who was shaken up and had marks on her face, hands, and neck.

She told officers that her boyfriend, Jerry McLaurin, had picked her up by her neck, forced her into a trailer on Warren Drive and continued to assault her.

When McLaurin went into another room, the victim escaped and ran to Orleans Place where a witness comforted her until officers arived.

Jerry McLaurin was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery Strangulation.

He is being held at O.C.C. 

No word on his bond at this time.

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