St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said deputies arrested a Chalmette man on domestic abuse battery and theft after he struck his girlfriend and stole items belonging to her.
Sheriff Pohlmann said a call was received just after 10 p.m. Jan. 24 night about a disturbance in the 1900 block of Seelos Court in Chalmette.
According to Pohlmann, a female who lives at the residence said she and her boyfriend, whom she identified as Lee White, a 29-year-old male, had gotten into a verbal altercation earlier that evening.
The victim also stated that following the argument, White removed an air conditioning unit from a window in an effort to gain access to the dwelling the two share. Once inside, the victim said White struck her on the left side of her head with an open hand and left with $200 in cash and an ATM card belonging to her.
White was not at the residence when deputies arrived so no arrest was made at the time.
Just a few hours later, around 3 a.m. on Jan. 25, Pohlmann said deputies were once again summoned to the residence upon White’s return at which time officers transported him to St. Bernard Parish Jail to be booked.
As of Jan. 26, White was being held in lieu of a $2,500 bond.