St. Landry

Jul 8, 2013 2:35 PM by Ian Auzenne

Home invasion suspect charged with attempted murder

A Palmetto man is behind bars on home invasion and attempted first-degree murder charges.

Charles Durell Lavergne is charged in connection with a May 25 break-in on Carmons Road.

According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Lavergne broke into an elderly woman's home through a bedroom window. Investigators say Lavergne demanded money before strangling the 80-year-old victim.

Lavergne is being held in the St. Landry Parish Jail without bond.

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