Man violates protective order

A Winnsboro man was arrested Friday morning after Lincoln Parish deputies responded to a disturbance at a U.S. 80 residence.

The victim told deputies Patrick Spencer, 28, had hit her in the mouth during an argument. She had a small cut and blood inside her mouth. She stated Spencer ran out the back door when he heard deputies approach. 

A search of the area located Spencer hiding behind a trailer nearby. He was arrested and booked for domestic abuse battery, felony violation of a protective order—third  offense, and three warrants charging him with violation of a protective order, resisting an officer, and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

Bail was set at $53,500.

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