Jul 30, 2010 9:48 PM by Alison Haynes
WALKER, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies arrested
a man who passed out while allegedly trying to break into a mobile
home where an 82-year-old woman was calling 911, crowbar in hand.
Deputies said 24-year-old Derrick Gauthreaux of Denham Springs
was checked at a hospital Thursday, then booked into the parish
jail on one count of attempted burglary.
Investigators said the woman reported an attempted break-in
about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and said she was recovering from a
broken leg but had a crowbar for protection.
Chief of Operations Perry Rushing said Gauthreaux told deputies
he had been released from the New Orleans jail around midnight, and
records showed he'd received a summons for an open alcoholic drink
about an hour before his arrest.
He remained jailed Friday in lieu of $50,000 bond.
It was not clear whether he had an attorney.