Mouton charged with new burglary
BATON ROUGE - Police announced Friday that they've charged a man connected with several recent burglaries around Baton Rouge with another home invasion from December.
Investigators charged Vorris Mouton, 35, of New Iberia with another count of simple burglary in connection with an incident on Dec. 29. Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said DNA collected at the home in the 8800 block of Wartelle Drive connected Mouton to the crime.
Investigators said Mouton broke a window out of the home before opening it and gaining entry. The sound woke up the two women living there, one of whom went to investigate and saw a man wearing a mask in the home. Police said the man grabbed her purse and escaped through the window, but when they found the purse later police said nothing appeared to have been taken.
Police earlier charged Mouton with two other break-ins, including one on Jan. 17 where investigators said he sexually battered a woman. Chief Carl Dabadie told News 2 he was "confident" Mouton was also responsible for two other home invasions and sexual assaults a few days before the Jan. 17 incident. Investigators previously said they believed the person responsible for the sexual assaults was stalking and targeting women who were alone in their homes.
On Friday, Godawa said detectives were still re-visiting other cases with any similarities to Mouton's previous arrests. She also urged the public to continue to be aware of their surroundings and take necessary precautions if they're afraid they're being followed.