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Prairieville home invasion suspects caught, booked

Staff reports
Shown from left are Anthony Aubert, Brandon Jenkins and Marcus Thomas, who were arrested and charged by Ascension Parish authorities in connection with a home invasion armed robbery.

Three Vacherie men were arrested by sheriff's deputies who responded to a 911 call of a home invasion, Ascension Parish Chief Criminal Deputy Tony Bacala reported Thursday.

A lone, masked gunman allegedly forced his way into a home in Bayou Grand South Subdivision off of Highway 621 in Prairieville in the early morning hours of March 26, Bacala said.

The gunman allegedly held five members of a family at bay while demanding money, Bacala said.

Bacala said the homeowner surrendered approximately $200 to the gunman, then lunged for the gun, pushing the gunman backwards.

At that point, the bandit fled the scene with the cash, according to Bacala.

A short time later patrol deputies from the sheriff’s office located a vehicle in the rear of the subdivision that was occupied by three individuals with a weapon in their possession, Bacala said.

The three men were detained and charged with the home invasion as a result of the investigation.

Marcus O'Brien Thomas, 23, of 2365-1 Project Drive, was booked on charges of armed robbery, armed robbery with a firearm, and aggravated burglary, Bacala said.

Anthony Aubert, 23, of 2515 Church Street, was arrested and booked on the same charges.

Brandon Michael Jenkins, 23, of 3469-1 Weber Drive, was also booked on the same charges.

No bond had been set at press time.