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Ascension Parish deputies arrest four accused in early morning home invasion

Brockton Waguespack, Reid Taber, Daryl Mitchell Jr. (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Brockton Waguespack, Reid Taber, Daryl Mitchell Jr. (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) -

Four people were arrested in connection with a home invasion that happened Sunday morning in St. Amant. Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said one unidentified suspect still at large. 

Deputies were called out to a house on Hwy 936 around 3:30 a.m. because of a home invasion that sent a victim to a local hospital, according Lt. Col. Ward Webb with APSO. 

The victim was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.

Deputies said approximately five suspects, all armed with handguns, entered the home through an unlocked door. They added that two of the suspects wore ski masks.

Though nothing was reported stolen, deputies said the suspects were searching for drugs they believed were in the home. 

According to APSO, they allegedly fought with the victim, and deputies added that a gun was fired inside the house, hitting the ceiling.

Three of the suspects left on foot before deputies arrived, but were picked up a little while after in Sorrento. 

Deputies arrested 19-year-old Brockton Waguespack, of St. Amant; 18-year-old Reid Taber, of St. Amant; and 18-year-old Daryl Mitchell Jr., of Prairieville as well as a 16-year-old juvenile. 

All three were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery, home invasion, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, and illegal carrying of weapons. No bond has been set yet for Waguespack, Taber or Mitchell.

The 16-year-old juvenile was booked into the St. Bernard Parish Detention Center, facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery, home invasion, illegal carrying of weapons, and illegal possession of guns by juvenile. 

Deputies said one unidentified suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to call APSO (225) 621-4636 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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