Reserve man arrested for attempted LaPlace B&E

Published 10:26 am Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LAPLACE — Police say a man attempting to break into an occupied LaPlace home was thwarted by an alert resident and responding deputies.

Kenneth King

Kenneth King

Kenneth King, 24, of East 13th Street in Reserve, is facing charges of simple burglary and flight from a deputy following his arrest Thursday.

As of press time, King remains in custody in lieu of a $16,000 bond and probation/parole hold.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 1700 block of West Frisco Drive in LaPlace at 10:41 a.m. Thursday, according to a release from Sheriff Mike Tregre, following an attempted break-in report.

“The complainant told deputies that a man rang the doorbell at the front of her residence several times, but she did not answer the door because she did not know the subject at the door,” Tregre said. “When she called 911 for help, she watched him as he walked to the rear of her house. Deputies found a window screen in the garden near a rear window.”

The perpetrator eluded deputies as he fled through neighbors’ backyards and jumped several fences after deputies arrived.

Deputies responding to the area eventually located a suspect matching the description of the perpetrator, Tregre said.

“After a brief foot pursuit, deputies apprehended the perpetrator, who was identified as (King),” Tregre said.