Man arrested after woman defends herself

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Jonathan Beaureau.

GONZALES – A Gonzales woman bravely defended herself against attacks from her ex-boyfriend, according to Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Col. Bobby Webre.

     On Sept. 27, the victim returned to her apartment in Gonzales to find it ransacked and her belongings damaged. She filed a report with the Gonzales Police Department, indicating ongoing domestic turmoil with her ex-boyfriend Jonathan Beaureau, 35, of 8166 Everett St., Sorrento. The victim also produced a threatening voicemail from Beaureau.

     The Gonzales Police Department assisted the victim with applying for a temporary restraining order against Beaureau. Beaureau has been previously arrested on a number of charges, including simple battery, domestic abuse battery and possession of marijuana.

     On Sept. 30, while sitting in her car near the courthouse parking lot, Beaureau blocked the victim in with his truck and threatened her. While on the phone with 911, the victim produced her handgun and indicated she would fire if he stepped any closer.

     Beaureau was arrested on Sept. 30 by the Gonzales Police Department and charged with improper telephone communications, stalking and threatening a police officer. He also had a bench warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court. His bond was set at $25,000 by Judge Tess Stromberg. While incarcerated, Beaureau was served with a temporary restraining order and notice of a protective order hearing.