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Suspect Who Forced Way Into Several Homes Decides To Nap On Porch

Suspect Who Forced Way Into Several Homes Decides To Nap On Porch

Thibodaux Police Dept. arrested Lee Hartman, 29, of 326 E. 1st Street in Larose for two counts of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Attempted Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, Simple Assault and Disturbing the Peace.

On Saturday, November 14 at approximately 3:27 p.m., Hartman kicked the door in to a home in the 800 Block of McCulla Street while the homeowner was inside. Once confronted by the homeowner, Hartman is reported as saying he didn’t know anyone lived there and left the scene.

Through further investigation, Police learned that Hartman was once a tenant of the home. Police also learned that Hartman tried forcing his way into another home nearby, but the homeowner was able to prevent the entrance.

Hartman went to a home in the 700 Block of McCulla Street and pushed through the tenant into the home to use the restroom. Once finished using the restroom, he threatened to kill one of the tenants before leaving. Sometime later, Hartman decided to take a nap on the porch of that home. Believed to be intoxicated, the tenants avoided contact with him. The tenants knew he had left when they heard him fall down the stairs.

Officers recovered Hartman’s bag of items he was recently released from jail with on the porch. He was later found asking for work at the corner of McCulla and E. 7th Street.

He was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $51,500 bond.