St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Captain Megan Vizena says their office is investigating a reported home invasion and kidnapping that happened early Sunday morning, September 7, near Sunset.

Vizena says 25-year-old Troydell J. Simmons of 107 Raceway Street in Carencro has been arrested in connection with the case.

Captain Vizena says,

“The victim told deputies that she was awakened by the suspect knocking on her door. The suspect forced his way into her home, forcing her to drive him to another location. Fearing for her safety, she complied.”

Detectives say the woman was eventually able to get free of the suspect after she drove him to where he wanted to go in Carencro.

Vizena adds,

“The victim was able to positively identify the suspect as Troydell J. Simmons. Simmons was arrested and transported to the St. Landry Parish Jail with no incident.”

Simmons is being held on the following charges:

  • Home invasion
  • Second degree kidnapping
  • Improper telephone communication