Four suspects are behind bars after a home invasion and attempted burglary yesterday.

The suspects each face a host of charges after Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly says they broke into a home where there were two children inside and tried to haul off a loot of the homeowners' belongings.

The planned burglary was immediately foiled by a concerned caller and quick police response by the Rayne PD.

Once police arrived, they located the children--a 14-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy-- who were home alone due to an illness.

Meanwhile, the suspects attempted escaping through a window. One of them was captured at the scene, while the other three were apprehended after fleeing into a wooded area nearby.

Police located a semiautomatic pistol, stolen from a home burglary in Lafayette in 2014. The suspects arrived at the scene in a pickup truck registered in Texas that was reported stolen from St. Landry Parish in 2016.

The suspects arrested are:

  • 23-year-old Darius Ballard. of Carencro
  • 20-year-old Patrick Henderson, of Scott
  • 24-year-old Curley Hines, of Lafayette
  • 20-year-old Lawrence Hunter, of Lafayette

They were all booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Burglary
  • Resisting an Officer
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle

Stelly said both Henderson and Hunter are currently on parole for previous crimes. Detainers--preventing them from bonding out--have been placed on both suspects by agents with the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole.

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