Two in custody after lengthy standoff in Ascension Parish
ST. AMANT - Deputies in Ascension Parish say four people have been arrested in connection to a two-hour standoff at a home in St. Amant Tuesday night.
According to Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, Leo Haymond III and Chelsie Breaux were taken into custody Tuesday at a home on Hwy 936.
Webre said Haymond was wanted by the US Marshal's Office for a federal probation violation. There were also several warrants for his arrest through APSO from November.
Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, the APSO Crisis Response Team surrounded the home and attempted to negotiate a surrender. Around 7 p.m., both Haymond and Breaux walked out of the home and were taken into custody.
Webre said narcotics detectives searched the home and found methamphetamine, marijuana and a handgun.
Haymond was charged with resisting an officer, aggravated flight from flight from an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of possession of marijuana, illegal possession of stolen things of $1,500, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of weapons, careless operation, reckless operation of a vehicle, hit and run driving, failure to yield to stop and yield signs, required method of turning at intersections and two counts of cruelty to animals.
Chelsie Breaux was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and illegal carrying of weapons.
Earlier in the day, deputies received a tip that Haymond was at a home on L.V. Road in Sorrento. Marshals went to the home and found two malnourished pit bulls that were owned by Haymond. Marshals learned that Haymond had fled on foot into the woods before they had arrived.
Inside the home, investigators found 48-year-old Henry Christian and 32-year-old Jessica Rogers as well as marijuana, heroin and other drug paraphernalia. Christian and Rogers were taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute and illegal carry of weapons. Both were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
On Nov. 23, deputies tried to stop a vehicle driven by Haymond at a high speed on St. Patrick Street in Donaldsonville. After a pursuit, the vehicle crashed and Haymond fled on foot. Webre said deputies found stolen items, a handgun, marijuana, cocaine and two digital scales inside his vehicle.
Haymond has been arrested 22 times dating back to 1998 with charges stemming from simple burglary, armed robbery, forgery, possession of cocaine, domestic abuse battery and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was placed on federal supervision on May 18, 2015, and violated stipulations of his supervision which led to his arrest on Jan. 3.
All four suspects were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set.