ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a former Gonzales police officer for domestic abuse battery and child endangerment.

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, on Oct. 10, deputies were responding to a complaint of a protective order filed against a former officer with the Gonzales Police Department Michael Britt, 31, of Prairieville. After deputies talked to a female victim, she informed deputies she had been in a battery incident in front of a child. She later told deputies she had a restraining order against Britt.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says the protection order was valid. A warrant was issued for Britt’s arrest.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Michael Britt was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail for domestic abuse battery, child endangerment, and violations of protective orders.