BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man charged in three home invasion attacks in Baton Rouge has now been charged for two more home invasions that happened on January 12 and January 14.
Baton Rouge Police say 35-year-old Vorris Mouton was charged with aggravated burglary and sexual battery Thursday night. The January 12 home invasion happened in the Tara subdivision, and the January 14 home invasion happened in the Webb Park area.
The State Police Crime Lab was able to connect Mouton through DNA collected at the scene of the Webb Park area case.
Baton Rouge Police say although DNA was not collected at the Tara subdivision location, detectives collected enough evidence to arrest Mouton for that home invasion.
The first home invasion Mouton was connected to happened on December 22, 2013 on Reymond Drive in Baton Rouge. The suspect, believed to be Mouton, entered the house without consent of the homeowner and demanded she show him where the safe was and threatened to kill her, according to police. After a brief struggle, the suspect ran out of the house. There was no other contact between the suspect and the victim during the struggle.
In the second home invasion Mouton was connected to happened on January 17, 2012. The 70-year old victim was alone at her home in the Sherwood Forest Subdivision, near Goodwood Blvd. At the time of the attack she woke up to find the subject crouching down near her bed. Police say she tried to run but he grabbed her and physically subdued her, then sexually assaulted her. Reports say the suspect asked her for money, but she did not have any available and he ran out of the house. Detectives believe the suspect entered the residence by force through a patio door.
The third home invasion he was connected to happened December 29, 2013 around 3:15 a.m. in the 8800 block of Wartelle Drive. Detectives believe Mouton broke a window of the home, unlocked and opened the window and went into 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 glass breaking.
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 collected DNA that was left on the broken window and connected Mouton to the home invasion.
Mouton is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.