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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • MPSO makes arrests

  • A Bastrop man faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted on a charge of forceable rape.
    Morehouse Sheriff Mike Tubbs said Tuesday that his office had received a complaint on March 19 of this year concerning a sexual assault occurring in 2011 in which Brent W. Rogers, 1817 S. Elm, was listed as a suspect.
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  • After an extensive investigation, a report of the complaint and the finding was turned over to the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office. The findings were presented to the Grand Jury, which returned a true bill on the charge of forcible rape against Rogers and a warrant for his arrest was signed by Fourth Judicial Judge Wendall Manning, with a bond set at $150,000.
    Rogers came to the MPSO Tuesday and turned himself in on the charges and remains in jail.
    Tubbs also noted a juvenile has been placed in Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Center following several residential break-ins.
    The 16-year-old was taken into custody following a 911 call from a homeowner who stated she felt like someone was inside her residence. Lt. Tyree Rowden, Sgt. Chris Thirdkill and Dy. Jeremy Streeter went to the home and located the juvenile inside. He was transported to the MPSO and later released to his parents. Further investigation revealed the juvenile was the prime suspect in another break-in.
    "We were able to obtain video surveillance of one of the homes broken into and the juvenile was seen on tape trying to break in a second time," Tubbs said. "Mayor Rose Worley has been working closely with the DA's office on this matter and she was able to have the juvenile housed at Green Oaks until a juvenile detention hearing could be held."
    "It is scary when this type of person enters homes knowing that the homeowner is there," Tubbs continued. "We want to make sure this youthful offender is off the streets before something worse than a break-in occurs."
    The hearing for the juvenile is slated for later this week.
     

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