One of five sought in Geismar home invasion, kidnapping arrested Friday, sheriff says _lowres

Morris Miles

Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Friday who, along with four other people, broke into a Geismar home and made the homeowner drive them away from the area, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

Morris Miles, 22, of 502 Front St., Donaldsonville, was arrested on counts of home invasion and second-degree kidnapping shortly before 11 a.m. Friday.

Earlier this week, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the five people demanded to be driven from the area on Tuesday, claiming they had just shot someone.

The homeowner was allowed to leave unharmed after letting them out of the vehicle near the intersection of La. 73 and La. 30 in Geismar. Miles and the others then left in a dark-colored GMC sports utility vehicle waiting at the intersection, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies discovered that shots had been fired earlier on Tuesday at the intersection of Anderson and Stevenson roads in Geismar. There have been no reports that anyone was injured in the gunfire, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Miles has been booked into the Ascension Parish Jail, and bail had not been set as of Friday afternoon.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the four men who were with Miles on Tuesday. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636, text 847411 or call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.