POSTED: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 4:03pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 9:37am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Baton Rouge Police Burglary Detectives arrested Vorris Mouton on Friday for one count of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling
The incident happened on Dec. 29, 2013, at approximately 3:25 a.m. in the 8800 block of Wartelle Drive.
Detectives believe mouton broke a window of the residence, unlocked and opened the window, and then entered the home.
The residents, a 53-year old female and her 76-year old mother, were asleep when they were awakened by the sound of breaking glass.
At that point, the daughter got up to investigate the noise and saw a man wearing a mask in the house. When the suspect saw her, he grabbed her purse and ran out of the house leaving through the same window in which he came in. The purse was found near the residence and nothing appeared to have been taken.
The State Police Crime Lab was able to connect Mouton through DNA collected off of the broken window of the residence. MOUTON was charged Friday around 1:30 p.m. by Baton Rouge Police Department Burglary Detectives.
As the investigation into Vorris Mouton continues, new information evolves as was the case in this incident.
Detectives are going back and re-visiting other cases with any similarities to the previous two arrests, as well as the unsolved incidents that occurred in Tara and Webb Park areas.
Since this investigation is ongoing, we are still urging the public to continue to be aware and take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety.