An off-duty Louisiana State Trooper, who was arrested over the weekend for domestic abuse strangulation, Garrett Yetman, had his Gwen’s Law hearing today.
His bond is now set at $350,000 after the female victim in the case as well as a trooper friend of Yetman’s testified at the hearing.
Summarizing both testimonies, both told an Ascension Parish judge that Garrett Yetman went off the “deep end” and that they are “scared of him.” It’s why the judge set a bond for $350,000.
“Given the violent nature of the offense, the state put forth evidence through the victims to hold this defendant on a very high bond. The court set the bond at 350000 and set forth many conditions preventing any contact from this defendant toward the victim,“ said 23rd JDC District Attorney Ricky Babin.
Yetman, 28, was arrested early Saturday morning, Feb. 5th by the Gonzales Police Dept.
Officers said the female victim told them that their argument became physical and “Garrett put her in a choke hold from the rear.” She added “…that while Yetman was choking her, she could not breath and passed out.” The victim said “…she then woke up in the middle of the floor” and added that Yetman “…had attempted to suffocate her with a pillow and threatened to shoot and kill her.”
Yetman is charged with domestic abuse-battery by strangulation and simple assault.
Yetman has been with State Police since 2019 and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.