Lake Charles man suspected of domestic abuse

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On February 10 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded in reference to a report of domestic abuse.

When deputies spoke with the victim, she advised during a verbal altercation with Brian A. Woods, Jr., 24, of Lake Charles put his hands around her neck and began choking her.   After being able to escape from Woods, the victim fled in her car.

While driving down the road, the victim's car was struck several times from behind by a truck driven by Woods.   The victim was able to get away from Woods and immediately contacted law enforcement.

An arrest warrant was issued for Woods and on February 14 he turned himself into CPSO and was arrested without incident.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with domestic abuse battery; and aggravated assault.

Judge Wilford Carter set his bond at $3,000.

CPSO Deputy Nathan McKee was the arresting deputy on this case.  CPSO Detective Lt. Gerald Thomas is the lead investigator on this case.