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Crime spree suspect booked in St. Landry

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A Port Barre man accused in an August crime spree that began in St. Landry Parish and ended in Point Coupee Parish has now been booked in Opelousas.

Jon Michael Mauldwin was arrested in Point Coupee back in August, accused of a home invasion and kidnapping in Three Mile Lake, armed robbery, attempted 1st degree rape, aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, felon in possession of a fire arm, another home invasion in Livonia, and attempted murder of several people, including two police officers.

On Thursday, he was transferred back to St. Landry and was booked on charges of Terrorism, Home Invasion, Criminal Trespass, Aggravated Kidnapping, Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrument and Carrying of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

He will be transferred back to Point Coupee, where the charges are more serious. 

Mauldwin allegedly began his spree at about 1 a.m. on a Sunday near Three Mile Lake and U.S. 190, Livonia Police Chief Brad Joffrion said at the time. 

The suspect allegedly crashed his vehicle in that area, and when it proved undriveable, he invaded a nearby home and kidnapped a man, forcing the man to drive him east on U.S. 190. Near Livonia, the two got into an argument, and the suspect shot at his victim, shooting out the truck's window but missing the man. They pulled over at a convenience store, where the suspect allegedly went inside and robbed a clerk. He shot at the clerk, too, but again he missed, Joffrion said at the time.

Police arrived at the store, and the man shot at them, again missing, and ran into a nearby neighborhood, where he again invaded a home. This time he tried to sexually assault two women there, but a man hit him in the head and held him for police. Police were there almost instantly, because another resident of the home was in a back bedroom, heard the commotion and already had called 911, Joffrion said at the time. 

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