Gonzales man accused of holding woman against her will

A Gonzales man accused of holding a woman against her will for several hours has been booked on counts of domestic abuse battery, second-degree battery and false imprisonment.

David Caillier, 55, was arrested Thursday night and is being held at the Ascension Parish Jail, without bail as of Friday morning, according to Maj. Ward Webb, of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies went to Caillier’s residence, 10661 La. 431, Gonzales, Thursday night to look into complaints from nearby residents about a disturbance at the address.

After knocking and receiving no response, deputies learned from witnesses that they had heard a woman screaming and believed Caillier was holding the woman against her will, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Deputies ordered Caillier through a loudspeaker to leave the home, and he was taken into custody after he complied.

The victim told deputies that Caillier had physically assaulted her over a period of several hours and threatened to kill her if she left the house, according to the Sheriff’s Office, which said the victim’s name, age and relationship to Caillier is not being released.