WRIT FROM THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF
LAFAYETTE, NO. MD161519 HONORABLE DAVID SMITH, DISTRICT JUDGE
Stutes District Attorney Fifteenth Judicial District Emilia
Salas Pardo Assistant District Attorney COUNSEL FOR
PLAINTIFF/RESPONDENT: State of Louisiana
Koons Fifteenth Judicial District Defender COUNSEL FOR
DEFENDANT/APPLICANT: Travis R. Goodie
composed of John D. Saunders, Shannon J. Gremillion, and John
E. Conery, Judges.
D. SAUNDERS JUDGE.
defense alleges that, on July 14, 2017, the State charged
Defendant, Travis Goodie, with one count of violating a
protective order in violation of La.R.S. 14:79(B)(1).
to Defendant being charged, the trial court, on June 15,
2017, held a "Gwen's Law" hearing pursuant to
La.Code Crim.P. art. 313. Following presentation of the
evidence and argument by counsel, the district court denied
bail based upon a finding that there was clear and convincing
evidence that Defendant posed a present danger to others.
23, 2017, the defense filed a notice of its intent to seek
supervisory review of the denial of bail in the instant case.
As a result, on June 28, 2017, the trial court set July 28,
2017, as the return date.
31, 2017 (postmarked July 28, 2017), Defendant filed a writ
application with this court seeking supervisory review of the
trial court's June 15, 2017, ruling denying Defendant
bond. On August 1, 2017, the State filed an opposition brief
with this court restating the facts and arguments made at the
June 15, 2017, hearing, the State introduced the protective
order into evidence. The protective order, which is
acknowledged by Defendant's signature, applies from April
27, 2017, through October 27, 2018. It protects the
Petitioner, Cami R. Chaddick, from Defendant under the
provisions regarding domestic abuse, La.R.S. 14:2131 et seq.
(The order stated the trial court found Defendant to be a
credible threat to the physical safety of Ms. Chaddick and,
therefore, prohibited Defendant from possessing a firearm for
the duration of the order.)
following prohibitions were marked as not expiring following
the October 27, 2018, expiration date of the order. Defendant
was ordered to not abuse, harass, assault, stalk, follow,
track, monitor, threaten, contact (even through a third party
or social media) Ms. Chaddick unless it related to their two
children, go within 100 yards of Ms. Chaddick unless it
related to their two children, go within 100 yards of Ms.
Chaddick's residence (there was no exception to this
prohibition), damage the belongings, damage the property,
shut off utilities, stop mail service, or otherwise interfere
with the living conditions of the protected person. Defendant
was further ordered to stay away from Ms. Chaddick's
the order granted temporary custody of the children to Ms.
Chaddick, Defendant was allowed unsupervised visitation as
reasonably permitted by Defendant's offshore work
schedule. The protective order also awarded child support.
prosecution then stated the basis for Defendant's arrest
in the instant case. On June 10, 2017 Ms. Chaddick reported
seeing Defendant in the area of her house. The person
matching Defendant's description was seen walking away
from Ms. Chaddick's home. The police responded, and when
they subsequently stopped Defendant in a traffic stop, they
Defendant admitted to being at the home. Defendant explained
he had gone there to check on his children. Defendant denied
knocking on the door. Defendant said he had walked through
the area to reach his cousin's house. Defendant's car
alarm had activated, and he took a box cutter from his
cousin's house to cut the wires to the alarm. Defendant
did not identify his cousin or say he actually spoke with the
admitted that he stopped to look inside Ms. Chaddick's
home during this time. Defendant was within 100 yards of the
residence. Though Defendant said he had gotten a box cutter
from his cousin's house, a pat-down of Defendant's
person yielded no box cutter.
State continued that, two days prior, Defendant was issued a
misdemeanor summons for admitting to hacking Ms.
Chaddick's email account, retrieving nude photographs of
her, and posting them on a social media website without her
consent. The misdemeanor case report number was 174647; the
State introduced the report as its second exhibit.
police report for the June 8, 2017, offense shows the
reported violation to be listed as a violation of a
protective order, in violation of La.R.S. 14:79. The evidence
collected consisted of audio visual recordings and screen
shots of text messages. The report showed Defendant was
issued a misdemeanor summons as a result of the complaint.
narrative portion of the police report explained the basis of
the complaint. When Ms. Chaddick and Defendant interacted
with each other in reference to their children, they had a
heated argument. After they parted ways, Defendant began
texting Ms. Chaddick with threats that he would go to her
residence. Additionally, Defendant had accessed Ms.
Chaddick's email and had copied a series of private
photographs of Ms. Chaddick with her new lover. Both Ms.
Chaddick and her partner were nude and clearly identifiable.
These photographs were posted in a social media collage. Not
only did the attached information identify Ms. Chaddick and
her lover but it also included the following caption:
This is the slut of a baby momma I have this is the second
dude I found out she's f#$&%*! and he's married .
. . the one she didn't even know his name . . . I have
proof of the other one to[o] . . . just sad I had kid's
[sic] with someone like this.
text messages and photos revealed Defendant had threatened
suicide. Though Ms. Chaddick provided a written statement,
she declined to file charges for nonconsensual disclosure of
a private image under La.R.S. 14:283.2.
narrative portion of the police report also contained a
description of the officers' interaction with Defendant
following Ms. Chaddick's June 8, 2017, complaint. After
being Mirandized, Defendant "admitted
contacting the victim outside of the protective order
parameters. Additionally[, ] the suspect admitted going into
the victim's email without permission and taking the
photographs for the collage." As a result, the deputies