Lafayette Parish Home Break-In Suspects On The Loose
Three men are accused of breaking into a home in the 1900 block of Carmel Drive on Friday, January 4. One of them has been arrested while the other two are still on the loose.
Captain Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says the three men forced their way into the home while only the two children were there, ages 12- and 5-years-old; the parents were not home at the time of the robbery. Captain Judice says the men, armed with handguns, forced the children to sit at the kitchen table while they rummaged through the home. Thankfully, the children weren't hurt.
As they were investigating, deputies were able to identify a possible suspect vehicle description which matched the description of a suspicious vehicle that a patrol deputy had noticed the previous day in that area. Once the deputy was able to find that the vehicle belonged to 22-year-old Curtis James Dean of Carencro, deputies executed a search warrant and arrested Dean later that night, saying they found evidence at the Dean home and in the car. Dean remains in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $75,000.00 bond.
Deputies say this led them to the other two suspects, 20-year-old Joseph Philip James and 19-years-old Jornathan Jardell James. Joseph James is 5'9" tall and weighs 120 pounds; Jornathan James is 5'7" tall and weighs 162 pounds. Police say both men live in Lafayette.
Call Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS if you have any information.