Woman facing domestic abuse, drug charges

Charlotte Nance mug shot courtesy of the LPSO


By T. Scott Boatright

A West Monroe woman was arrested at the Wild Wing Road Fire Station in Downsville late Sunday night and remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Monday facing domestic abuse battery and drug charges.

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department responded to a battery call late Sunday where contact was made with Atley Joseph Roubion, who reportedly told them that his spouse and mother of their child, Charlotte Lynn Nance, 18, has been living with him for a week and that she had been cheating on him and that he confronted her about it in a vehicle while driving home.

Nance’s arrest reportedly noted that the couple’s 14-month-old son was also in the vehicle at the time.

Roubion reportedly told officers that Nance attempted to strike him with a closed fist while inside the vehicle and that he caught her hand during the attempt. Roubion told officers that Nance left the vehicle and began walking and that he had gotten out to try and talk to her.

Nance’s arrest affidavit said that Nance then struck him with a closed fist and that he bear-hugged to in an attempt to calm her and keep her from striking him again, but that she then clawed his back with her fingernails.

Roubion reportedly told deputies the couple then returned to the vehicle and drove home and that he then asked Nance to leave. He reported that she returned to the home demanding “her things” and that she grabbed him and clawed his arms as they stood, along with the child, who witnessed the incident, in the front door area of the residence.

Nance’s arrest report said she told Roubion she needed to go to the back of the residence to get her “alcohol and mushrooms,” which she retrieved before leaving.

Deputies reported observing “claw marks” with “fresh blood” on Roubion’s back and wrists.

Nance’s arrest affidavit says deputies located her at the Wild Wing Road Fire Station, was read her Miranda rights and that she said she understood them.

Deputies said that when Nance was asked about the incident, that she responded by saying that Roubion said something she didn’t like, so she hit him. She also reportedly admitted to deputies that she had clawed Roubion’s back.

The arrest report also said that when questioned about the narcotics, Nance told deputies that she was not using them but that she realized possessing them was illegal.

Deputies report that Nance was then handcuffed and placed into a patrol vehicle and that a search revealed a plastic cylinder containing suspected mushrooms.

Nance was then transported to the LPDC and charged with domestic abuse battery — child endangerment, possession of Schedule I narcotics (psilocybin/mushrooms) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No bond was reported to have been set as of Monday evening.

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