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Bernice man charged with home invasion

The Banner of Bernice, Louisiana

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A Bernice man is in the Union Parish Detention Center waiting on a court hearing so his bond can be set.

DeShaun Love, 30, of 667 L. Albritton Rd., was arrested Monday on five charges after being involved in a domestic abuse incident early Saturday morning with his ex-wife and her boyfriend.

Love is charged with two counts of cruelty to a juvenile, domestic abuse battery-second offense, violating a protective order and home invasion. His bond on the protective order was set at $5,000 and bond for home invasion was set at $7,500.

He faces a "Gwen Hearing" before bond can be set on the other three charges. Any time a person is charged with felony domestic abuse, they must go before a judge who determines if bail should be made or not Sheriff Dusty Gates said deputies were sent to Love's ex-wife's residence about 2 a.m. Saturday concerning a home invasion and fight involving adults and juveniles.

Gates said deputies reported that the ex-wife stated that Love kicked in the front door, entered the residence and tried to start a fight with her new boyfriend. When she stepped between them, deputies said she was struck in the face.

When the two men started fighting, the victim's nephew (a 14-year-old) tried to pull Love off his uncle, but Love hit the juvenile several times busting his lips and causing a large knot on his forehead.

Deputies reported that a 15-year-old girl then attempted to stop the fight and was hit in the face by Love. The ex-wife in the meantime retrieved a gun, pointed it at Love and finally got him out of the house.

Love was located Monday and booked into the detention center.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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