GEISMAR — Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for five people who broke into a Geismar home and robbed and kidnapped the homeowner at gunpoint, said Sheriff Jeff Wiley.
Morris Miles, 22, 502 Front St., Donaldsonville, and four other people armed with handguns and an assault rifle broke into a home in Geismar early Tuesday and forced the homeowner to drive them away from the area, Wiley said in a news release.
The robbers told the homeowner they had just shot someone, Wiley said.
The homeowner dropped off Miles and the others near the Gesimar intersection of La. 73 and La. 30, Wiley said. The five got into a dark-colored GMC sport-utility vehicle with several other people inside and drove away, the Sheriff’s Office report said.
Deputies found evidence that multiple shots had been fired earlier near the Geismar home at Anderson and Stevenson roads.
Deputies also learned that a vehicle had been struck by one of the bullets. There have been no reports that anyone was struck by gunfire, the report said.
Miles, who is considered armed and dangerous, is wanted in the home invasion and the kidnapping. The Sheriff’s Office is working to identify the other four people involved in the home invasion.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Miles or the others involved in the home invasion should call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636, text 847411 or call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.