Man Arrested For Allegedly Terrorizing His Wife

A Mansfield, Louisiana man is now behind bars for terrorizing his wife after she told him she planned to divorce him.

Joe Carter allegedly held a pistol to his wife's head and refused to let her leave her house. According to police, he threatened to kill her, kill any police officers that came to get him and then kill himself. Eventually, she was able to flee the residence and call the Bossier Sheriff's office. Carter is facing charges of terrorizing, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. He is currently in Bossier Maximum Security with a bond set at more than 50 thousand dollars.