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Port Sulphur man arrested in home invasion case

Johnathan B. Williams (photo from PPSO) Johnathan B. Williams (photo from PPSO)

FOX 8 News received this press release from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon:

Sheriff Lonnie Greco announces the arrest of Johnathan B. Williams, black/male, 48 years of age of the 25000 block of Diamond Road in Port Sulphur for the crime of home invasion.

On Saturday, December 29, 2012, at approximately 6:58 p.m., a home invasion was reported in the 24000 block of Diamond Road in Port Sulphur. The 82 year old victim reported that a known suspect, Johnathan Williams, entered his residence through a back door, while the victim and his wife were present. Initially, Williams attempted to enter a kitchen window, but made entry through a back door. Upon being confronted inside the residence by the victim, Williams briefly hid inside the kitchen but subsequently ran out a backdoor. Williams fled the residence on foot towards the Mississippi River levee.

Moments after being contacted by the victim and being provided with the suspect's identity and description, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office 2nd District Patrol deputies located Williams walking a short distance south of the crime scene. Williams was detained and transported back to the location, at which time he was positively identified as the suspect. Williams was then placed under arrest for the crime of home invasion.

While processing the crime scene, detectives located a shoe print directly below the kitchen window which was consistent with the pattern and tread ware of Williams' right shoe.

During the investigation, Williams provided an alibi; however when his story was verified by detectives, it was found to be untrue.

This is the third time the victim's residence has been burglarized within a four month period. Williams has been suspected in all three incidents. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office believes Williams may have been assisted by others in the prior incidents.

Anyone with additional information on these crimes or the identity of additional suspects is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Sidney Smith at 504-564-2525 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Since 1983, Williams has been arrested for burglary on six different occasions. Williams was convicted in Plaquemines Parish's 25th Judicial District Court in 2003 for possession and distribution of cocaine and burglary. In 2008, Williams was convicted in the 25th Judicial District Court for burglary.

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