After Gov. Elect Landry’s soft LSP Satcher plea deal implodes in his face, retired 9th JDC Judge Swent takes over after wife alleges she was, “beaten, pulled by my hair, thrown around master bedroom for not staying long enough at Rapides Parish Sheriff Mark Wood’s election victory celebration.”

Former LSP Trooper Michael Lynn Satcher II, who allegedly got so upset with his wife because of her not staying long enough at the re-election celebration victory party of Rapides Parish Sheriff Mark Wood that he engaged in extreme physical violence with her upon their arrival back home.

Although we’ve been told everything would have been done on the down low were it not for our December 10, 2023 feature on alleged domestic abuser and former LSP Trooper Michael Lynn Satcher II and his latest arrest for domestic violence, the matter ended up having local coverage on various television stations, and it was covered by KALB (Channel 5 in Alexandria) the next day, December 11, 2023, and was subsequently picked up by MSN.

We welcome anyone to watch the preceding coverage of the Satcher arrest, and it provides an excellent synopsis (in only 87 seconds, no less); however, it does contain one factual error.  On the feature, it is stated that Satcher, entailing his prior 2019 charges, “resigned prior to his arrest on those charges.”  We can only assume those type of inaccuracies simply happen when everything is rush ’em up, hush ’em up, and on to the next story.

As we made clear on this February 21, 2021 follow-up on Satcher, he did not resign until December 18, 2020 (a full 445 days AFTER his arrest)!

When it comes to election nights, it would appear Satcher likes to really “party down.”  His October 12, 2019 arrest came the very night of the primary results for that election.

In Satcher’s most recent string of alleged domestic violence episodes, though it is not the episode on which he was arrested, according to this Application for Protective Order filed by his current wife, Karen, he decided to take his anger out on her because he was not happy with her desire to leave the October 14, 2023 campaign victory celebration of Rapides Parish Sheriff Mark Wood.

Wood did manage to prevail in his re-election efforts against Independent challenger “Kris” Cloessner 58-42.

When we published our initial feature on Satcher, we made note of the following fact regarding Rapides Parish District Attorney Phillip Terrell:

[Terrell] wasted little time filing a motion to recuse himself from the prosecution by citing a very close friendship with Satcher and stating that they are also “hunting partners.”  Accordingly, the matter became the responsibility of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office to prosecute.

At the end of the news feature above, it is readily stated that Sheriff Wood’s Office’s, “Special Victims Office continues to investigate” the latest Satcher arrest.  As a result of that additional investigation, four (4) additional charges were lodged against Satcher, and his bond was increased from $150,000 to $235,000.

Let’s take just a moment to view just a bit of election-night celebration video which Satcher attended and for which Sheriff Wood goes out of his way to indicate he’d, “rented the place” (The Lagniappe Theatre in Alexandria) for an “extra hour,” so perhaps Satcher was upset that he couldn’t get even more intoxicated at no cost as a result of his wife’s desire to head on home. 

10/14/23:  Sheriff Wood recognizes DA Terrell, whom Wood says he looks forward to assisting in two years in his re-election efforts.  Terrell then espouses his strong support for, “the best Sheriff in the State of Louisiana.”

Getting back to  that Application for Protective Order filed by his present wife referenced above, let’s highlight some of its contents at this time:

12/9/23 (day of arrest)

Michael came to Amanda Lane when told not to come and that RPSO would be called.  We were on a phone call and I heard the seat belt sensor dinging which is when I text my parents to call 911 & head over to Amanda Lane because he was on site.  He stated he was going to break in or come thru the door which he then did.  He came into the bedroom where I was hiding.  He asked for my cell phone and asked if I had called the police to which I answered yes.  He told me to call them off and physically grabbed me, my hair, etc.  He wanted me to go with him to Robinson Road as his kids were still at the house & he knew the police would be coming & find them home alone.  I stated numerous times I did not want to go.  He physically got me into the back seat of the car & I hopped out the back passenger side.  He came around the back of the vehicle & stopped me which is how I hit my head on the driveway.  There is video showing all physical video.

We got into the vehicle & headed to Robinson Road.  In route, he mentions or states being in a state of panic.  We pulled behind the pool house & entered the pool house.  I had blood on my face from a bloody nose which we cleaned my face.  I called my dad from his phone while in the pool house in an attempt to stop them & the police from coming as per Michael’s request.  We then walked to the “big house” where the kids were watching TV in the living room.  Michael & I went into the master bedroom & I called Tammy’s phone.  I told them not to come to which they responded it was too late & asked where I was.  I replied I was @ Robinson which had them over with the RPSO agents.  Michael & I walked out the front door & they took him into custody.  Video & audio available from Amanda Lane which should show entering the house & any physical altercations which occurred.

10/14/23 (Night of Election Primary):

After returning home from a political victory party (RPSO Sheriff Mark Wood) @ the Lagniappe Theater, I changed clothes and was taking the dogs outside when Michael began speaking to me about not staying long enough inside the party.  There was violence which included me being drug out the front door of the house by my hair to the front yard, being punched in the face multiple times, thrown around the master bedroom and ended when Michael hit his head and collapsed to the floor.  I ran down the street & called my parents to come pick me up.  Michael was extremely intoxicated.  This event caused us to separate.

An Application for Protective Order from Satcher’s estranged wife, Courtney, whom he married on March 8, 2010 and divorced on July 21, 2018, outlines the same type of alleged conduct by Satcher.  Also, our February 23, 2021 Satcher feature, for which the hits have exploded during this latest arrest interval, outlines in extensive detail similar conduct Satcher allegedly committed against his then-dating partner, Cynthia Chapman (CLICK HERE for that Protective Order).

Now, we’ve already pointed out how Satcher’s (and/or his family’s) ability to flex his (their) political muscle(s) has resulted in this episode literally blowing up in Gov. Elect Jeff Landry’s face as a result of him caving to such political pressure and providing Satcher with this absolute joke of a plea deal in the Chapman matter.

Satcher (and/or his family) is (are) apparently not done attempting to flex their political muscles.  Why do we say that?  Well, Satcher has retained retired 9th JDC Judge Florence Rae Swent to represent him in this latest arrest.  Our sources inform us that Swent is related to Satcher (with the representation to us that she is his “great aunt”).  Such representation appears reasonable to us given that Satcher is 37, and our research shows Swent to be 81.

At any rate, we reached out to Swent seeking comment on whether she is related to Satcher; however, she declined to respond to our inquiry.

What is intriguing about Swent is her past efforts at lobbying on behalf of battered women who are victims of domestic abuse.  From the above link on Swent:

“Battered Women’s Clemency Project”

Judge Swent was reported as lobbying efforts to reduce prison sentences for battered women who were convicted of committing violent crimes against family members as a member of the Battered Women’s Clemency Project.

JUDGE LOBBIES PAROL BOARD FOR BATTERED WOMEN!

LOUISIANA – A volunteer group headed by a judge is trying to help women who face long prison sentences for killing husbands, boyfriends or relatives. The Battered Women’s Clemency Project, headed by District Judge F. Rae Swent, will present evidence of abuse to the State Pardon Board in hopes of reducing sentences for the women.The project will not challenge the women’s convictions but rather will present the Pardon Board with evidence of abuse that was not available or not considered in the women’s trials. Free legal representation will be provided jointly by Legal Services of Central Louisiana in Alexandria and it’s sister organization, Acadiana Legal Services in Lafayette.

At any rate, on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, Swent filed this Motion to Cancel or Reduce Bond to Allow Mental Health Treatment.

What is truly bizarre about Swent’s filing is that it is accompanied by an Order executed (or purported to be executed) by Division B Judge Chris Hazel.

Hazel is a former State Representative, and his wife, Karen, is a long-time Member of the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers.  It is Karen Hazel, along with fellow IDB Member Marion Johnston who, on February 27, 2014 read Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips the riot act for having the audacity to ask for a breakdown by race of practicing Interior Designers in Louisiana.  It was quite a show, so let’s take a look:


February 27, 2014:  Judge Hazel’s wife, Karen, along with her colleague on the IDB, Marion Johnston, read Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips the riot act for daring to ask for a breakdown by race of practicing Interior Designers in Louisiana [Notation:  Robert Burns’ mother, the late Helen Yvonne Burns, was forced to operate the camera because Burns had been previously ejected from the meeting when, during his public comment, he made mere reference to the Board’s Meeting in November of 2011] .

What’s really, really interesting about that Order page which has Judge Hazel’s signature (or at least what purports to be Judge Hazel’s signature on it) is that Swent sought to have the Hearing for Bond Cancellation (or Reduction) the very day after she filed it.

That’s right!  The Motion (with Accompanying Order) was filed on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, and it purports to have the authentic signature of Judge Hazel wherein Hazel called for a Hearing to be conducted the next day, Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.

We should note, however, that Division G Judge Greg Beard scratched through the entirety of Judge Hazel’s Order (and supplied his initials) calling for a Hearing on Thursday, December 14, 2023, and replaced all of it with his own stamp wherein he called for the Hearing to transpire on January 3, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.  Further, Judge Beard signed the Order the very same day that Hazel signed it (December 13, 2023)!

It’s one of the most bizarre filings we’ve ever seen in all our days of examining court filings, so we feel it’s worthy of prominent display.  Thus, here it is:

We don’t know, folks, but Judge Hazel’s hands don’t seem all that steady to us on his signature.  Maybe he was just a tad nervous about setting a hearing for the very next day, particularly given the nature of what’s being requested.  At any rate, Judge Beard’s handwriting appears to be much more stable to our eyes.

We do feel compelled to point out, however, that Billy Broussard was recently requested to appear in court without being served for the purpose of potentially assessing Mendy “Mob Boss” Girouard and Melissa Dubroc’s attorney fees against him.  That Order was signed on a Friday calling for a Hearing the following Monday.

Broussard was telephoned that Monday morning by the judge’s office reminding him that he “had court” that morning.  Broussard, however, is on record on video as saying that he viewed that as an “invitation” to attend the Court Hearing if he was so inclined.  He actually respectfully declined, thus, at that Monday hearing, Judge Vincent Borne said he felt “uncomfortable” proceeding with Broussard not being served, and so he rescheduled that hearing for some eight or so weeks later.  At that hearing, Borne, in a rather soft-spoken manner, made it abundantly clear Broussard would not be assessed with “Mob Boss” Girouard and Dubroc’s attorney fees.

Let us wrap this feature up by saying that it certainly looks like a ton of LSP Troopers like to actively involve themselves directly into political campaigns even though they are strictly prohibited from doing so.

We have very recently received what we deem to be highly credible reports that a Trooper upon whom we have reported extensively chose to inject himself very actively in a recent election for State Senate.  The Trooper’s impact, irrespective of how illegal it was, appears to have been minimal since one of the opponents of the one whom he supported literally cruised to victory in receiving a whopping 62 percent of the vote in a five-candidate field!  In fact, he clobbered the Trooper-supported candidate by a margin of three-to-one!

Lastly, some very dedicated followers of this blog have encouraged us to provide this link for the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence so that anyone who may be facing circumstances similar to those outlined above can reach out to them for assistance.  We are only too happy to do so.

So, here’s the bottom line on upcoming court dates for Mr. Satcher:

Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 20, 2023):  Hearing for protective orders.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 (at 9:30 a.m.):  Hearing for Bond Cancelation or Reduction for Mental Health Treatment.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024:  Hearing for Revocation of Probation Regarding 2019 Arrest.

We promise to continue to monitor this case and update our subscribers and casual site visitors as developments continue to unfold.

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