Accused 'peeping tom' arrested during home burglary
ZACHARY - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man Saturday after he broke into a home and then attacked deputies while attempting to escape the scene of the crime.
Vontrail Walker, 29, of Zachary was charged with simple burglary, damage to property, simple escape and four counts of battery on a police officer. He also had an outstanding warrant for "peeping tom".
Deputies said they responded to a burglary in progress in the 21000 block of Ligon Road after they received a report that the homeowner woke up to find a man in the hallway of his residence. The victim said they fired a shot at the burglar who then tried to flee the scene.
After Walker was identified, deputies went to his residence where the man's grandmother allowed them inside. Walker was in bed when deputies entered the room, and he jumped up to attack them before attempting to flee. Deputies said they were able to control him after they used a taser gun, but Walker broke free from deputies as they escorted him to a waiting unit and ran into a wooded area. After a brief chase, the suspect was apprehended again, put into a cruiser and booked into the parish jail.
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