Abel Remigio Ortiz (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
BAYOU VISTA, LA (WAFB) -
said a man accused of riding on the hood of a car and shattering the windshield
to stop a woman from leaving is now locked up on serious charges.
Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Abel Ortiz, 35, of Bayou Vista, was
arrested early Tuesday morning after the incident. He was taken into custody just after 1 a.m.
to reports, Ortiz and the woman got into an argument at a home and when the
suspect went into the kitchen, the woman grabbed her 1-year-old and hopped into
said Ortiz jumped onto the hood with a knife while she was driving away. They
added the woman continued driving with him on the hood because she feared for
her safety and that of her child.
reported once she reached LA 182, Ortiz started hitting the windshied with the
butt of the knife and actually shattered it, which sent broken glass flying at
the woman and child.
to investigators, the child was not hurt but the broken glass cut the woman on
her foot. No other information about the injury was provided.
office said it received a call of a disturbance on Teche Road in Bayou Vista and the
responding deputy detained Ortiz as he was walking away from the damaged car.
The woman and child were still inside.
booked into the parish jail on charges of domestic abuse aggravated assault
(Child Endangerment Law) and aggravated criminal damage to property. No bond