GEISMAR, LA (WAFB) - Less than 24 hours after authorities released a picture of the man suspected in a home invasion, a Crime Stoppers tip helped deputies to find him.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Morris Miles, 22, of Donaldsonville, was found at a home in Donaldsonville around 11 a.m. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on charges of home invasion and second-degree kidnapping. Bond has not been set.
Investigators are now looking for information on the identities of other suspects. A total of five people were involved in the home invasion.
According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, deputies were called out to a home on Anderson Road in Geismar early Tuesday morning. They were dispatched in regards to a home invasion and kidnapping with multiple shots fired.
Investigators said the suspects broke into the house and told the owner they had recently shot someone. The suspects reportedly then forced the owner to drive them from the house and drop them off near the intersection of LA 73 and LA 30 in Geismar. The owner was then able to leave unharmed.
Authorities said the suspects were armed with handguns and an assault rifle. They were last seen driving away in a dark-colored GMC SUV.
APSO found evidence of multiple shots fired on Anderson Road and Stevenson Road. Investigators learned one of the bullets hit a vehicle that was driven away before deputies arrived. Wiley said there were no reports of anyone being shot in the area.
Anyone with information on the suspects' identities or the crimes is urged to call APSO at (225) 621-4636. Anonymous tips can also be texted to APSO at 847411 or called into Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.