One arrested, one at large for severe beating and theft of Houma victim
POSTED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:04am
Houma, La — One man has been arrested and one is still at large for the theft and severe beating of a victim.
On March 26, Houma Police responded to the 400 block of Grand Calliou Road in reference to a Simple Robbery complaint.
When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old male who was severely beaten, but able to briefly speak to officers. While speaking to him, Houma Police saw victim had several small lacerations to his face, as well as severe swelling to the right side of his face.
During the conversation with the victim, officers learned that he met two females within the 400 block of Grand Calliou Road and was walking with them towards Effie Street when two subjects emerged from a yard and began beating him profusely. Officers learned during the incident the suspects were able retrieve the victim’s wallet, as well as his cellular phone.
While speaking with the victim, officers noticed him beginning to lose consciousness, so he was transported to a local medical facility for treatment.
Witnesses identified the suspects as Leonard Danos, 21, and Caleb Wilson, 21.
Houma Police searched for the two suspects, but were unsuccessful in locating them. Warrants were obtained for their arrest for Simple Robbery and Second-Degree Battery.
On April 1, shortly after 6:00 p.m., Leonard Danos turned himself in to authorities for these charges , as well as other outstanding warrants through Houma City Court for Theft and Contempt of Court. He was immediately taken into custody and arrested for Simple Robbery, Second Degree Battery and warrants through Houma City Court.
Wilson remains at large. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Houma Police Department or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433 or www.crimestoppersbr.org and may be eligible to receive a reward up to $1000.