Iberia

Dec 16, 2010 7:16 PM by Shawn Kline

Man holds gun to infant's head in New Iberia home invasion

"I'm sick to my stomach. We're not doing good. I moved the couch in front of the door because I can't sleep at night."
A mother's worst nightmare becomes reality when a man breaks-in and holds a gun to an infant's head.
It all happened Monday morning when police say three men broke into a home on Copper road in New Iberia.
Two of them are now behind bars: Joseph Silais is being charged with home invasion and 17-year-old Shaquille Daniels is charged with home invasion and aggravated burglary.
The third suspect is now identified as 18-year-old Jacolby Boutte. He's still wanted as of Thursday evening.
Police say the three men stole two computers, a cell phone and hundreds of dollars in cash.
"Everybody was sleeping then I heard something." Jose Cintron says, "I don't know what happened but somebody kicked the door."
Cintron, his wife and his one-year-old daughter are still shaken-up after a Monday morning home invasion.
"My wife's not sleeping, my baby's not sleeping, my brother's not sleeping." Cintron says, "we're all scared."
Cintron says when the men broke into the house, they knocked his bedroom door down right here with their gun. He says they kicked the door in, then grabbed a one-year-old child with one hand and with the other hand, held a gun to her head; demanding money from the newly awakened Cintron and his wife.
"I feel sorry for my daughter," Vera Sol-Cintron said. "We have no money for Christmas presents, clothes and they took all the money we would use for food."
Cintron says he was hoping to send his wife and his daughter to West Virginia to visit family for the holidays. His plans, now stolen.
"My momma wanted to see the baby." He says, "I was going to send (my wife) and the baby to over there but... it's hard, now we don't have any money."
Money, they say is the least of their worries. They're now concerned for the welfare of one-year-old Denicha.

Police are now looking into a possible connection between this crime and a string of home invasions in Iberia Parish. Police say some home invasions were "gang" related and targeted hispanics. Deputies are currently following leads but ask if you have any information that may be helpful to call the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.

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