GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish court documents show Kyron Hunter pleaded not guilty to charges laid out in a superseding bill of information Monday. Hunter is at the center of a FOX 8 Defenders rental scam investigation on the West Bank that began weeks prior to his arrest in 2015.
At the time, detectives called it an 'elaborate scheme' where Hunter advertised homes that he didn't even own for rent on Craigslist. Detectives say he gained entry to those abandoned homes from Gretna to Harvey, made repairs and prepared them as rentals.
That summer we interviewed three women who shared a frightening connection to Hunter. Lakitha Bailey, a single mother of four, Gelender Harrison, a retired school teacher and Catina Carter, a wife and mother all say they're victims of Hunter and his scam.