Judge postpones until Feb. 10 hearing on Mouton’s bail

State District Judge Bonnie Jackson on Thursday postponed until Feb. 10 a hearing on whether to increase the $40,000 bail set for Vorris Mouton, the suspect accused in two recent home invasions in Baton Rouge after DNA linked him to the crimes.

Prosecutors noted Mouton’s extensive criminal history in motion to increase his bail, which was set earlier this week by state District Judge Don Johnson.

Authorities are still investigating whether Mouton, 35, of New Iberia, is responsible for several other home invasions that targeted elderly women in East Baton Rouge Parish.

A parole hold will keep Mouton behind bars indefinitely irrespective of his bail amount. Jackson appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Mouton at the bail hearing next month.