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Larose man arrested after breaking into homes, sleeping on porch

Lee Hartman (Source: Thibodaux Police) Lee Hartman (Source: Thibodaux Police)
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

Thibodaux Police arrested a man on Saturday accused of breaking into multiple houses. The man had been released from jail the day before, on Friday, November 13, where he had been held for 36 days on contempt of court charges.

Investigators say 29-year-old Lee Hartman allegedly kicked in a door to a home in the 800 block of McCulla Street while the homeowner was inside. Hartman allegedly told the homeowner that he didn't know anyone lived there and left the scene.

Police say Hartman tried forcing his way into another home nearby, but the homeowner was able to prevent Hartman from breaking in.

Authorities say Hartman went to a third home in the 700 block of McCulla Street. A release from the Thibodaux Police Department says Hartman pushed passed the tenant in order to use the restroom. Afterward, Hartman threatened to kill one of the residence before leaving. Later, Hartman allegedly decided to take a nap on the porch of that home.

Police authorities say the tenants decided not to bother Hartman and knew he left when they heard him fall down the stairs. Hartman was later found asking for work on the corner of McCulla and E 7th Street. 

Hartman was arrested for two counts of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, attempted unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, simple criminal damage to property, simple assault, and disturbing the peace.

Hartman was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $51,500 bond.

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