Teen Arrested For January Home Invasion Of Lafayette Home
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- A teenager arrested in St. Martin Parish last year on gun charges has been arrested again amid allegations he was one of several men who broke into a Lafayette home in January.
According to Cpl. Paul Mouton with the Lafayette Police Dept., in the early morning hours of Jan. 18, 19-year-old Rondell Barfield, along with two or three other men, broke into a home on Wallace Drive and held the victims at gunpoint.
"The suspects demanded money and stole a cellphone from one of the three victims," Mouton said at the time.
At least one of the suspects, 18-year-old Trey Johnson, was arrested shortly thereafter and charged with aggravated burglary.
Later that day, police issued an arrest warrant for Barfield on charges of home invasion. He was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $10,000 bond.
This isn't Barfield's first run-in with law enforcement. In June 2012, he was arrested in Breaux Bridge by St. Martin Parish deputies after he allegedly fired several gunshots at a trailer there. He fled the scene, but later turned himself in and was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, and illegal discharge of a firearm.