DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 40-year-old corrections officer assigned to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been arrested in a Livingston Parish home invasion case.
Lori Steele, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, tells The Advocate that Maj. Deujon Shane Worsham and two other people were arrested in an incident in which a man was beaten in his home in Denham Springs on May 1.
Worsham has worked at Angola for 17 years in two stints, but the other two defendants do not work for the Louisiana Department of Corrections, said department spokeswoman Pam Laborde.
Worsham and Steven Hunt, 42, of Denham Springs, are accused of pushing their way into the home and beating the man inside.
The victim, who was treated at a hospital for his injuries, also reported that the tires on his vehicle were slashed, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies booked Worsham and Hunt on counts of home invasion, second-degree battery, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing.
Worsham was released on $30,500 bail and Hunt was released on $42,000 bail, Steele said.
Deputies also arrested Omie Rebstock, 38, who they said was present during the home invasion incident. She was released on $25,500 bail, Steele said.
Steele said the motive for the case involved a previous relationship between Rebstock and the man who lives in the home targeted in the alleged home invasion.
Rebstock was booked on counts of criminal trespassing and as a principal to home invasion.
There appears to be no connection between the case and Worsham's job, and no disciplinary action has been taken, Laborde said.
The department probably will let the case "work through the process" and then take a look at it, she said.
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