CRIME

A 19-year-old arrested for armed home invasion

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala reported the April 13 arrest of a Gonzales man stemming from an investigation of a home invasion. A 19-year-old man, Jamie Allen, Jr. of 12398 Jim Babin Road, Gonzales, is charged with Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Illegal carrying of Weapons, Theft, and Resisting an Officer.

Deputies responded to a call of a home invasion where the suspect allegedly entered the residence, pulled a gun on the victim and demanded the victim get on the floor. The victim ran out of the residence and contacted the Sheriff's Office.

During the investigation, deputies located Allen in a wooded area near the victim's residence. As deputies approached Allen, he fled on foot. Upon apprehending Allen, he was found to be in possession of items that had been taken from the victim's residence.

Jamie Allen Jr. is currently incarcerated in the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.