By Dominic Massa
Roland “R.J.” Molinere Jr., 51, and his son Roland III, 25, known as “Jay Paul,” both of Bourg, La., face aggravated battery charges. They turned themselves in to sheriff’s deputies on Friday, after a warrant was issued, according to a news release from Terrebonne Sheriff Jerry Larpenter.
The father and son are stars of the History Channel show "Swamp People," which chronicles the lives of south Louisiana alligator hunters.
"A Native American hunter with a fighter’s instinct, R.J. Molinere burst onto the scene two years ago and made a name for himself by catching some of the season’s biggest gators," reads the show's web site.
"Off the swamp, he’s a two-time world champion arm wrestler who channels the stress of hunting into his competitive drive," reads his bio. "Jay Paul Molinere is R.J.’s son, best friend and right-hand sharpshooter. This season, Jay Paul begins to assert his independence, putting extra pressure on his relationship with his father."
Below: "Roland Paul Molinere III (left) and Roland Paul Molinere Jr. were both booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail for aggravated battery with a $1,000.00 cash bond each."