Mount Airy woman shoots at man trying to break into home

Published 2:07 pm Friday, December 18, 2015

MOUNT AIRY — A LaPlace man is facing charges after police say he tried to barge into a home, forcing a woman inside the dwelling to shoot at him.

Randy Alexis

Randy Alexis

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 200 block of Marigold Street in Mount Airy at 8:36 p.m. Thursday after it was reported Randy Alexis, 49, of Marigold Street kicked in the door and made entry in the residence.

A release from the Sheriff’s Office said the 53-year-old female victim told deputies when Alexis was attempting to force the door open, she feared for her safety and fired a handgun at the direction of the door to stop the perceived threat.

When Alexis made entry into the house, she retreated to the bedroom. After Alexis fled the residence, the victim went to her neighbor for help. The victim was not injured.

Deputies located Alexis at his residence and detained him without incident. Alexis was not hurtt but had scratches and superficial cuts to his hands, apparently from broken glass from the door, authorities said.

Deputies arrested Alexis for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, simple criminal damage to property and violation of probation/parole.

Alexis remains in custody in lieu of a $50,000 bond and a parole hold. Authorities said he has been arrested 40 times in St. John the Baptist Parish since May 1984.

At this time in the investigation, detectives have no intention to charge the victim with anything. Detectives will present the case to the District Attorney for review.