PRAIRIEVILLE — Deputies arrested a Prairieville man in the Wednesday home invasion and armed robbery of a man and a later hit-and-run incident involving the victim’s stolen pickup, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.
Samuel Michael Stokes, 27, 38587 Darville Road, Prairieville, was booked Thursday into Ascension Parish Prison in Donaldsonville on counts of home invasion, armed robbery, armed robbery with use of firearm, auto theft, misdemeanor theft, criminal damage to property and simple battery, deputies said in a news release.
Deputies said they suspect Stokes, who was believed to have moved from Prairieville and staying in Baton Rouge, entered the man’s mobile home in Lynch’s Trailer Park off La. 929 about noon Wednesday armed with a handgun.
Stokes ripped a phone cord from the wall and wrapped it around the victim’s neck, though he did not tighten it, deputies said. The victim suffered minor injuries to the head when Stokes slapped him.
Stokes stole the man’s wallet, with $90 inside, and his truck, deputies said.
The stolen truck was reported hitting the steps of a mobile home later Wednesday in the L&D Trailer Park off La. 42 and fleeing the scene, deputies said.
About midnight Thursday, deputies found Stokes in the stolen truck at the Royal Motel on North Airline Highway in Prairieville. As deputies approached, Stokes jumped from the truck and fled on foot, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Deputies said they chased Stokes, shot him with a stun gun and took him into custody.
Bail is pending, deputies said.