Bound victim calls for help, IDs assailant

Published 12:06 am Saturday, March 1, 2014

Clayton — A Clayton man who allegedly broke into a woman’s house and tied her up with a phone cord before eventually fleeing the scene was caught by law enforcement officials Friday, nearly two weeks after the altercation occurred.

Jonathan Green, 25, 115 Concordia St., Clayton, was arrested Friday and booked on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, simple kidnapping, simple criminal damage to property and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Vernon Stevens said deputies responded to a report of a break-in on Feb. 16 in Clayton.

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A Clayton resident told deputies a man wearing a mask and wielding a gun had kicked down the door to her house, saying all he wanted to do was search the house.

After attempting to run out of her room, Stevens said the resident fell and fought with the intruder briefly before managing to slip his mask off.

The intruder tied up the woman with a phone cord, but she was still able to make a call from the phone when he was looking away, Stevens said.

“When the suspect realized she had called someone on the phone, he exited the house through the back door,” Stevens said. “The woman told deputies when they arrived to question her that she knew the suspect and gave a full description to the deputies.”

Stevens said warrants were issued for Green’s arrest, and deputies were able to find and arrest him Friday without incident.

Green was being held at the Concordia Parish jail with no bond as of Friday evening.