‘Swamp People’ Stars Arrested for Battery in Beer Bottle Beatdown

by | September 7, 2013 at 11:39 AM | Swamp People, TV News

Father-and-Son Swamp People: R.J. Molinere (right) and Jay Paul Molinere on History Channel's "Swamp People." (Photo: History Channel)

By Stephanie Webber

“Swamp” men R.J. Molinere and Jay Paul Molinere have gotten themselves in deep water.

The father-and-son duo, both stars of History Channel’s “Swamp People,” surrendered Friday (Sept. 6), after allegedly beating a man with a beer bottle in Bourg, La., on Aug. 8.

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The reality stars, alligator hunters on the History Channel series, apparently followed a 24-year-old man to a nearby mini mart and attacked him with a bottle of beer after getting into a heated argument with him on 101 Bourg-LaRose Highway, TMZ reports. The victim ended up with a black eye and a swollen forehead and jaw.

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Molinere Jr., 51, and Molinere III, 25, were released Friday afternoon from the Terrebonne Parish jail on $1,000 bonds each.

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“Swamp People” premiered in August 2010, with the latest fourth season ending in July 2013. Both Molinere men appeared on the last three seasons, documenting their day-to-day activities of hunting alligators for a living.

Watch the Molineres ply their trade on “Swamp People”:

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