Suspect facing charges in weekend burglary
BATON ROUGE - Authorities have charged a man following a Sunday morning burglary.
The incident happened around 10:23 a.m. at a residence on Hooper Road. The victim said he saw a suspect wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans on his property.
According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's the suspect, identified as Donald Pittman, went into the victim's shed and home without persmission. According to the arrest report, the victim told Pittman he was calling law enforcement.
At that point, Pittman fled the scene. He was located hiding behind a neighborhood business. Authorities found several drugs on Pittman at the time of his arrest.
Pittman was charged with simple burglary and drug possession.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Governor recommends wearing a mask indoors amid new COVID surge, some state...
Plaquemine clinic provides vaccines and school supplies for students
Pay problem for Southern professors continues for summer session
Tigerland apartment building at the center of a fourth homicide investigation
SWAT team arrests accused arsonist at Tigerland apartment overnight