Prairieville home invasion suspects caught, booked
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.