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  • Four teens arrested, one at large, in Ascension home invasion

    July 3, 2016 9:34 PM

    ST. AMANT – Deputies in Ascension Parish say that four teens were arrested and another person is on the run after a home invasion in St. Amant Sunday morning. According to Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Col. Ward Webb, the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. at a home on... more »
  • Final suspect arrested in Port Allen home invasion

    May 23, 2016 3:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The final suspect wanted in connection with a Port Allen home invasion that happened last Wednesday has been arrested, according to authorities. Sheriff’s deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish say 17-year-old Darius Bell was arrested early Monday afternoon before he was booked on a felony charge... more »
  • Greenwell Springs 18-year-old arrested for home invasion

    May 16, 2016 5:29 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested an 18-year-old who was allegedly part of a group that showed up at a woman’s house, threatening to burn it down and kill her son because he owed them money. Chance Boring, of Greenwell Springs, was booked on charges of home... more »
  • Garden District rape suspect has extensive criminal past Play Video

    May 8, 2016 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – New details emerged about the criminal history of the man accused of breaking into a home in the Garden District and raping a woman Thursday. Court documents obtained by WBRZ News 2 revealed that 22-year-old Thairie Xavier Robinson has a substantial criminal history including multiple... more »
  • 22-year-old charged with Garden District rape and robbery

    May 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in a Garden District home invasion and rape, police sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Saturday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson confirmed an arrest was made after detectives worked tirelessly to process DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab.... more »
  • People share safety tips on social media after home invasion, rape

    May 7, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors have found calm on the internet, sharing safety tips and conversation as they grapple with the reality that a rapist is loose in their community. The Baton Rouge Garden District Facebook page has been active since word spread about a home invasion and rape Thursday... more »
  • Police searching for suspects in armed robbery on Jennifer Jean Dr. Play Video

    April 26, 2016 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An armed robbery occurred Tuesday morning in a Tiger Land neighborhood where two suspects got away with a yellow Suzuki dirt bike. The incident took place in the 700 block of Jennifer Jean Drive around 6 a.m. where shots were fired, but no one was injured, according to... more »
  • Woman accused of attempted second-degree murder, home invasion

    April 24, 2016 8:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a woman after they say she entered a victim's home and attacked someone with a box cutter. According to court documents, Baton Rouge Police officers were dispatched to a home on Duke Street in refrence to a stabbing around 2:34 p.m. Sunday. At the... more »
  • Man arrested for home invasion, second suspect still at large

    April 15, 2016 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police arrested a 29-year-old man believed to be responsible for a home invasion, attempted murder and attempted rape. A female victim was leaving her apartment on Monday, Apr. 4 in the 300 block of Apartment Court at around 7:10 a.m. when the man, Kentrell Washington,... more »
  • Deputies: Victims attacked, bit by home invader

    April 12, 2016 12:52 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a home invasion suspect accused of hitting and biting the tenants of the home he entered. Gary Joseph Leblanc III, 24, is wanted on charges of home invasion, domestic abuse battery, simple battery and aggravated battery, our news partner... more »
  • Rescuer talks about finding burglary victim beaten, bound Wednesday Play Video

    April 6, 2016 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mike Womack heard screams for help Wednesday and stumbled into a busy crime scene. "He was calling for 911, (for) someone to help him, call 911 or something," Womack told WBRZ reporter Natalia Verdina about how he found the victim of a home burglary who was... more »
  • UPDATE: Two burglars still at large after home invasion Play Video

    April 6, 2016 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still investigating a home invasion that happened in the 1100 block of Wylie Drive in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. The two burglars are still at large responsible for the home invasion along with a series of burglaries in the Woodstone subdivision, according to BRPD.... more »
  • New Iberia home invasion victims lock themselves in bedroom until suspects flee

    February 9, 2016 5:09 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Sheriff’s deputies in Iberia Parish say they responded to a reported home invasion in New Iberia early Tuesday morning. Deputies responded to the scene at around 7 a.m. in the 1600 block of Adam Street. The victims told investigators that two men kicked open their door,... more »
  • Final suspect in home invasion arrested after fight with cops

    February 5, 2016 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested the second and final suspect in a violent home invasion last weekend. Michael Lewis was arrested after a fight with Special Response Team Officers who tracked him down at his apartment in Tigerland. Lewis was booked into jail with black eyes and bruises... more »
  • Police ID second suspect in home invasion where business owner was targeted

    February 3, 2016 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the second suspect in the home invasion of a popular business owner in the Tigerland area. Michael Lewis, 28, of Alvin Dark, is wanted on armed robbery charges. Police wrote in an arrest warrant obtained by WBRZ, Lewis is also suspected of robbing... more »
  • Family tied to popular Tigerland business attacked in home invasion Play Video

    February 2, 2016 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of the Akasha Market fears her Tigerland business may have lead to her family being targeted by violent criminals. After being robbed in January, Rania Ahmed leased the popular convenience store on Bob Pettit Boulevard. Then, Ahmed said she felt her work was too... more »
  • Two men wanted in connection to Iberia Parish home invasion

    December 23, 2015 1:03 PM

    NEW IBERIA – Deputies in Iberia Parish are looking for two men involved with an armed robbery Tuesday night in New Iberia. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says two black men wearing masks and armed with handguns forced their way into a home on the 600 block of Yvonne... more »
  • Two teens booked after home invasion Friday

    December 11, 2015 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two teenagers were arrested, accused of home invasion Friday afternoon. Corey Wiliams and Baylen Trim were charged with armed robbery, simple battery of persons with infirmities and resisting arrest. Saturday is Williams' birthday. Deputies said a 79-year-old woman in the 10000 block of Woodland... more »
  • Lafayette sheriff's deputy arrested, placed on leave

    December 7, 2015 4:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for an alleged home invasion and placed on administrative leave without pay. Capt. John Babin, in a news release, says 28-year-old Deputy Johnathon Lavoi was arrested Dec. 5 and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. KLFY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1TwtzTO )... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested in home invasion, shooting

    July 10, 2015 1:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Friday wanted in connection to a home invasion earlier this week. According to APSO, 22-year-old Morris Miles was arrested Friday after deputies received a tip that Miles was at a residence in Donaldsonville shortly before 11 a.m. Miles was... more »
  • Donaldsonville man wanted in home invasion, shooting

    July 9, 2015 4:29 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for a Donaldsonville man wanted in connection with a home invasion and kidnapping earlier this week. Deputies say they were dispatched to a residence on Anderson Road in Geismar where there were reports of multiple shots fired. Investigators identified 22-year-old... more »
  • 2 wanted in Coursey Blvd apartment invasion, robbery

    June 17, 2015 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking for two men wanted in connection with a Coursey Blvd home invasion that happened earlier this month. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reports two men forced their way into an apartment in the Evergreen at Coursey Place apartment complex on June 6.... more »
  • Sex offender wanted for failing to register, home invasion, theft

    May 27, 2015 11:25 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help Wednesday in locating a sex offender wanted for failing to register along with home invasion and theft charges. Investigators say 28-year-old Dustin Sanders checked in with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Division to update his... more »
  • Two accused of attempted murder in home invasion

    April 7, 2015 5:04 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two men in connection with a home invasion in Gonzales this past weekend. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said Ascension Parish deputies accused 22-year-old Patrick Austin and 23-year-old Edward "Willie" Scott III of home invasion and attempted first-degree murder. Detectives said they were called... more »
  • Mom talks about daughter's decision to fight attacker Play Video

    March 9, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a home invasion where a teen girl was assaulted in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. A BRPD spokesperson said a 13-year-old girl was home alone on North Foster Drive when a man broke into the house and attacked her. The mother of... more »
  • Un-masked man arrested, others wanted in home invasion

    March 3, 2015 3:26 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said a 21-year-old turn himself in on charges related to a home invasion where all the accused criminals were wearing masks but him. Kaleb Boudreaux was booked into jail in Ascension Parish late Tuesday. A spokesperson said no bond had been set as of this... more »
  • Teen, homeowner arrested after Walker home invasion Play Video

    March 2, 2015 2:02 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested two men and recovered stolen property during the investigation of a home invasion that happened at a home on Walker South Road Sunday. Benjamin Jarreau, 17, of Gonzales is charged with illegal use of a weapon, illegal possession of... more »
  • Man killed during home invasion had lengthy criminal history Play Video

    December 5, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to 19th Judicial Court records, the man who was shot and killed during a home invasion Friday had numerous run-ins with the law and had been charged with breaking into homes before. A homeowner on Woodhaven St. in the Broadmoore area of Baton Rouge shot... more »
  • BRPD releases identity of slain home invader Play Video

    December 5, 2014 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man who was shot multiple times and died from his injuries after he tried to break into a Baton Rouge home on Friday morning. 36-year-old James Boyette was shot and killed around noon while attempting to burglarize a home in the 900 block... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Husband talks about protecting wife from kidnapper Play Video

    December 1, 2014 10:16 AM

    GONZALES - A woman was rescued by her husband and other family members after a man tried to kidnap her from her driveway, deputies in Ascension Parish said. The incident, where the suspect was pistol-whipped by the men who knew the victim, happened Sunday. The department released the information... more »
  • Man accused of attempted rape, home invasion

    November 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said they arrested a man on Sunday accused of attempted rape after he gave a woman a ride home from a local watering hole, locked her in her own home and began to disrobe in her living room. The victim told detectives... more »
  • 2015 trial window set in Beauregard Town killing

    August 29, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of killing a Baton Rouge woman and attempting to kill her daughter four years ago may go to trial next summer. Aramis Jackson, of Baton Rouge, is charged with first degree murder for killing 42-year old Alexandra Engler and shooting at her daughter... more »
  • Unusual home invasion

    July 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Police got an unusual call for help during a home invasion and they rushed to the scene. They found the intruder before it could slither away. A woman called 911 to report a snake invasion. They believe it got into her home by way of an... more »
  • Third suspect wanted in New Iberia home invasion

    June 20, 2014 11:36 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Sheriff's deputies issued a warrant for the arrest of a third person wanted in connection with a break-in that happened on June 13 in New Iberia on Friday. Deputies said 25-year-old Ameze Jack was among three people, one of whom had a rifle, who broke into... more »
  • Home invasion victim shoots suspect

    June 16, 2014 6:07 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies say the victim of a home invasion gained control of an intruder's rifle and shot him. Lt. Richard Fleming says deputies were called late Friday night to a New Iberia home. Deputies learned that three men entered the home, where three adults and... more »
  • New information: Sheriff says father, son stabbed numerous times Play Video

    June 2, 2014 11:25 PM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - A man and his son, killed last week, were stabbed more than a dozen times, possibly by swords or knives that one of the victims collected, the Assumption Parish sheriff released Monday. Mark Massoletti, 52, and Michael Massoletti, 23, were attacked inside their home by a... more »
  • Officer attacked by dog during domestic dispute

    June 2, 2014 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an officer was attacked by a dog after he arrested a man for home invasion Sunday. Officers said 27-year-old Justin Williams came to a residence at 5127 Washington Ave. to visit his children, but was told he could not visit them. Police said... more »
  • Sheriff: Marine, son killed in home invasion Play Video

    May 26, 2014 10:24 AM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Investigators are looking for answers as to why a war veteran and his son were murdered inside their Assumption Parish home, before the killer took his own life. The man who killed the two victim's before taking his own life was a neighbor who lived across... more »
  • 22-year sentence for man with drug heist plan

    May 1, 2014 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Chris Williams, 28, to 22 years of prison for his role in a planned home invasion aimed at stealing 26 pounds of cocaine. The U.S. Attorneys Office said the violent felon planned on "killing anyone that stood in the... more »
  • Accused serial home invader enters plea

    February 27, 2014 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of breaking into a number of homes around Baton Rouge and sexually assaulting women who lived there pleaded not guilty Thursday to the charges against him. Vorris Mouton, 35, faces a 12-count indictment that accuses him of breaking into several homes and at... more »
  • Police: woman's home invasion story was a ruse

    February 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said a woman cooked a rouse about a home invasion, sold it to investigators and hoped to getaway with it but failed. After Jackie Bridgers was featured in television reports where she told reporters she, her child, and her roommate where attacked by three guys inside... more »
  • Burglar strikes while man is in the shower Play Video

    February 7, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Webb Park area of Baton Rouge has had a handful of burglaries in the past week. Neighbors say items have been disappearing from their homes in the morning, after people head to work. "We know that we're being watched," said Malcolm Young. "That's the thing... more »
  • Woman with machete scares off robbers

    February 5, 2014 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested in connection with a home invasion Wednesday, one of them allegedly claimed to be a police officer. Police say Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales broke into a house in the 400 block of St. Rose Avenue around 2:30 a.m. ... more »
  • Mouton charged with new burglary

    January 24, 2014 3:15 PM

    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... more »
  • EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore with latest on home invader Play Video

    January 23, 2014 9:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Distict Attorney Hillar Moore stopped by 2une In Thursday with the latest on the Vorris Mouton case. A hearing is expected to possibly increase bond for the man accused of two of the recent home invasions in Baton Rouge. His bond is set at... more »
  • Home invasion suspect was out of jail for good behavior

    January 22, 2014 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of attacking women during two home invasions in Baton Rouge had been on supervised release from prison when the crimes occurred, according to the Department of Corrections. Vorris Mouton, 35, of New Iberia remains in jail on a parole hold after his arrest... more »
  • Uncovering accused perp's past Play Video

    January 21, 2014 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man police said is responsible for two home invasions, one where a woman was sexually assaulted, has a troubled past. Police charged Vorris Mouton, 35, of New Iberia with sexual battery and aggravated burglary in connection with a Jan. 17 incident in the Sherwood Forest... more »
  • BRPD: DNA connects suspect to Jan. sexual assault Play Video

    January 21, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said DNA helped them connect a suspect to a home invasion and sexual assault reported last week, and that more charges against him could be coming. Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said officers charged Vorris Mouton, 35, of New Iberia with sexual battery and aggravated burglary... more »
  • Police make presence known after 4th assault, invasion Play Video

    January 17, 2014 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported. The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... more »
  • Police reviewing other cases after home invasions, assaults Play Video

    January 15, 2014 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still searching for at least one attacker, breaking into homes and assaulting women who are home alone. Tuesday, police released details on three attacks that have happened since Sunday. But, Wednesday, a neighborhood watchdog warned there may be an additional incident. A Webb... more »
  • People on alert since home invader is on the loose

    January 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are taking extra precautions, especially once the sun sets in one area of town, after police issued a warning about home invasions. Police are investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults in the Tara, Glen Oaks and Webb Park areas. The incidents have happened since... more »
  • BRPD warns public after home invasions, assaults Play Video

    January 14, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police issued a warning to Baton Rouge residents Tuesday after they announced they were investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults that had happened since Sunday morning. Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said in all three cases women were sexually assaulted by someone who broke into their... more »
  • Two arrested after attempted break-in, chase Play Video

    January 10, 2014 11:14 AM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies arrested two men after they said the pair tried to break into a home in Ascension Parish, then led authorities on a high-speed chase into Baton Rouge. Allison Hudson with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said authorities accused Thomodrick Johnson, 21, and Alvin Lemon Jr.,... more »
  • Attempted house robbery leaves robber dead

    December 2, 2013 4:34 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - Police continue to investigate a robbery attempt that left the robber dead. Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue says Malcolm Wilson entered the front door of a home with a gun about 1 a.m. Sunday, intending to rob the occupants. A man in the house fought Wilson... more »
  • Tussle during home invasion

    November 6, 2013 5:32 PM

    WALKER - According to the Walker Police Department, officers arrested a man for invading a home after the homeowner and a neighbor pinned him to the ground. Police said the homeowner began fighting with the suspect, Demarcus Ross, after seeing Ross in his hallway. According to investigators, Ross had... more »
  • Roseland robbery suspect arrested

    October 25, 2013 5:10 PM

    HAMMOND - A suspect in a Roseland armed robbery was arrested yesterday in Hammond after a car chase. A man knocked on the victim's door about 2:30 pm. When the victim opened the door, the man took his wallet at gunpoint and left in a black Cadillac Deville. About... more »
  • Five arrested in home invasion, shooting

    October 21, 2013 5:54 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested five people they said broke into a Gonzales home and claimed to be police, then robbed and shot the person living there. Major Kevin Hanna with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said 26-year-old Kristen Theriot, 52-year-old Bryan Richard, 38-year-old Shalen Theriot, 35-year-old Mickey Comeaux,... more »
  • Man recovering after home invasion near LSU Play Video

    May 9, 2013 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are still looking for three men who forced their way into a home near LSU's campus and robbed a man at gunpoint. It happened on Tula Street near E. State Street, just a block away from the Northgate of LSU. "They busted in right here... more »
  • Man arrested in staged home invasion

    February 12, 2013 7:53 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. - Authorities say a 64-year-old Dallas man is accused of staging a home invasion at his parents' Natchitoches home to cover his theft of coins and cash from a safe at the house. Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies say Burton Paul Dupuy III was arrested Monday and booked with... more »

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