Louisiana man saves deserted child, suspect charged in mother’s assault

A Louisiana man helped save a child boy after he was deserted on the facet of a freeway by a driver who was accused of assaulting the mom.

Luke Dufrene informed The Houma Courier he was driving when he noticed a person getting out of a automobile to drop off a child on the shoulder of US Freeway 90 in Raceland Thursday afternoon.

“I pulled into the median and put my truck in entrance of the kid as a result of I knew how harmful this freeway was,” Dufrene mentioned. “And after I was pulling up, two ladies have been approaching. One was a witness and the opposite was the mom.”

The frantic mom had been allegedly assaulted by Dillon Terrebonne, 27, throughout an argument inside her SUV, in keeping with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Workplace.

After the argument, Terrebonne pulled over, acquired out of the automobile and walked over to the mom on the passenger facet, the place he started beating her within the head and strangling her, authorities mentioned.

The lady managed to flee, however Terrebonne drove off with the child inside. A mile later, he stopped to put the child on the facet of the freeway whereas he was nonetheless in his automobile seat. He then continued driving away, in keeping with authorities.

Terrebonne has been charged with home abuse battery involving strangulation, little one endangerment and unauthorized use of a motorized vehicle.

Dufrene says he doesn’t think about himself a hero, however a very good Samaritan who was doing the correct factor.

“I by no means been in them sneakers earlier than, however I simply knew I needed to act quick for that little one,” he informed the newspaper. “I simply really feel like I did what any good human would do.”