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DOMESTIC ABUSE ARREST - Monday, September 8, 2014

BELLE ROSE --- Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at approximately 1:30am, the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about a female being strangled. Deputies arrived and made contact with the female subject and took her statement. While the deputy was speaking with the complainant, Herman Knockum drove up and got out of his car. Herman Knockum, B/M age 48 of 237 Hwy 1003, Belle Rose was interviewed about the incident after which deputies took photos of the scene and the victim. Herman had driven his car and followed the female subject walking down the road when she left the residence. When he realized she was on the phone with 911 he attempted to run her over before returning to the residence.

Herman Knockum III was booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center on September 8th, 2014 for LA RS 14:37.7 Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault, LA RS 14:35.3 Domestic Abuse Battery (strangulation), LS RS 32:415 Driving under Suspended license. The bond for Herman Knockum has not been set as of the time of this release.

If you have any information concerning this case or others, please contact the Criminal Investigative Division at 985-526-1627 or Communications Division at 985-369-2912.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Mike Waguespack at 985-637-6392 or Public Information Officer, Robert Martin at 985-369-7281 or 985-398-0430.


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