LaPlace break-in suspect arrested

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LAPLACE – A LaPlace man was charged recently with breaking into a home on Muirfield Drive in LaPlace.
On Nov. 28 at 1:42 a.m., St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home after its burglar alarm was triggered. Upon their arrival, deputies found the front door of the residence open, and they saw no signs of forced entry into the residence. When the homeowner returned to the residence, he told deputies that the door was locked when he left.
After viewing video surveillance of the residence, the investigating detective identified the perpetrator as Jonathan Oney, 28, of Indigo Parkway in LaPlace. Oney used a ladder to gain entry into the residence on the second floor and exited the front door. The victim of the burglary reported three guns stolen from the residence. Detectives sought and obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Jonathan Oney.
Later that day, patrol deputies were given the description of Oney and the description of the vehicle that he may have been driving. Patrol deputies located Oney driving on Belle Terre Boulevard, where he was stopped and arrested.
Oney was booked with simple burglary
of an inhabited dwelling, three counts of theft of a firearm
and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He remains in custody in lieu of a $90,000 bond and a probation hold.