Pair arrested for burglarizing Bayou Corne homes

Billy Gros, 18
Billy Gros, 18

New Orleans, La. - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a man and a juvenile for burglarizing evacuated homes in the Bayou Corne area. Billy Gros, 18, of Belle Rose and an unidentified 14-year-old juvenile were both taken into custody and each charged with two counts of simple burglary.

Police say that the homes targeted were in the evacuation zone near the Bayou Corne Sink Hole. Detectives became aware of the situation after a concerned citizen called police saying that she feared that she received some property that she felt was stolen. Deputies tracked down several homes that were burglarized and verified what items were stolen.

Investigators determined that two local individuals were involved and a search warrant was executed at the home of the individuals. Gros was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and the juvenile was transported to the new Assumption Parish Youth Detention Center.

The investigation continues as investigators are trying to determine if the arrested individuals are responsible for other crimes in the area.