The guy known as Trapper Joe from "Swamp People" was arrested in Los Angeles yesterday for assault and battery after an altercation with his girlfriend. Needless to say, the police, his girlfriend nor his wife are happy about it. Here are the sordid details: is reporting:

Swamp People” star Trapper Joe tried to burn his girlfriend with a lit cigarette … and then punched her in the chest with a closed fist … this according to the arrest report obtained by TMZ.

Trapper Joe — real name Noces Joseph LaFont Jr. — was arrested for assault and battery in Orange County, Florida early Wednesday morning.

According to the arrest report, a witness told police Trapper Joe and his girlfriend were arguing at the Buena Vista Hotel and Spa just after midnight … and both appeared very drunk.

The witness claims he watched Joe punch the woman in the chest … and then grab her by the arms and shake her very hard.

The girlfriend told police Joe had received a call on his cell phone … and she wanted to know who was calling … but when she reached for his phone, he tried to burn her with a lit cigarette.

Sources say that Trapper Joe denied the allegations but he was arrested anyway and booked into the Orange County jail on a $1500 bond.  No word if has gotten out yet!

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