Posted: Jul 8, 2013 1:35 PM by Ian Auzenne
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.