St. Mary Sheriff’s deputies arrest a man accused of multiple offenses.

24-year-old Ezekiel Anderson, IV was arrested on October 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm on the charges of careless operation of a motor vehicle and hit and run driving, authorities said.

According to authorities, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from St. Mary 911 of a home invasion that occurred at a residence in the Bakertown area off of Highway 182 at 4:00 pm. The male victim contacted 911 from a business on Highway 90 in Patterson. Deputies responded, obtained a description of a suspect vehicle, and began a search of the area.  

Authorities said dispatch received a report of a hit and run crash that occurred on Highway 90 in Baldwin at 4:40 pm. One of the vehicles involved in the crash matched the description of the suspect vehicle. Deputies located the car on Coulee Street in Baldwin and detained the driver, identified as Anderson.  

During the crash investigation, deputies found that Anderson rear-ended another vehicle while driving on Highway 90. Anderson was then transported to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin in reference to the ongoing investigation into the home invasion.

The detective investigating that complaint found evidence that three male suspects, one armed with a gun, forced the victim into his residence, tied his hands, struck him repeatedly, and robbed him. The detective also learned that the suspects and victim knew each other.

During the robbery, a fourth suspect entered the residence, took items from the victim, and then left the location. The victim sustained several lacerations and other injuries to his head.

After the robbery, the three suspects forced the victim into a car and drove him to the Patterson area. When the vehicle pulled into a gas station on Highway 90, the victim was able to get out of the car. He fled to a nearby business and contacted 911.

The victim was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The detective identified the suspect with a gun as Anderson. A deputy located the fourth suspect who entered the residence in the Bakertown area and identified him as Brown. Both were subsequently arrested. Brown was transported to the parish jail for booking. Bail is set at $235,000.

While transporting Anderson to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, he broke a window and door lock on a police unit and opened the door of the moving vehicle.

When the deputy stopped the car, Anderson fled on foot while in hand and leg restraints. The deputy transporting Anderson apprehended him a short distance from the unit.

While escorting him back to the vehicle, Anderson attempted to pull away from the deputy. Anderson was booked into the parish jail.

Anderson was subsequently charged on a warrant for the following offenses:

  • Home invasion
  • Aggravated burglary
  • Second degree battery
  • Second degree kidnapping
  • False imprisonment

Possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies
Illegal possession of stolen things
Anderson also faces the following charges:

  • Felony criminal damage to property
  • Simple escape
  • Resisting an officer with force or violence
  • Theft