Another in attempted St. Rose burglary arrested

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012



HAHNVILLE – A second suspect involved in a home invasion in St. Rose last month in which the homeowner wrestled a gun away from one of the alleged attackers and shot two of them was arrested last week, according to the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office.

Kenneth J. Nelson of 640 Mockingbird Lane was booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on aggravated burglary and armed robbery charges, said Capt. Pat Yoes, spokesman for the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office. Nelson is being held on a $150,000 bond.

Yoes said Nelson is one of four suspects who allegedly forced their way into a home on Fourth Street on Dec. 26 looking for money. The men came in contact with the homeowner, who managed to wrestle a gun away from one of the suspects, Yoes said. The homeowner then fired shots at the intruders, hitting two of them.

The wounded suspects were later found in a car on Fourth Street being tended to by relatives. The suspects who suffered injuries were later identified as Nelson and 19-year-old John Jackson Jr. of 495 Fourth St.

Jackson was treated at a local hospital for a wound to his arm, then later arrested for aggravated burglary and armed robbery. Nelson’s wounds required surgery at University Hospital in New Orleans. He was arrested upon his release from the hospital Thursday.

Yoes said the incident is still under investigation and more arrests are expected in the coming days. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact St. Charles Parish sheriff’s detectives at 985-783-1135.