Four men have been charged with armed robbery by the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s office in connection with the May 4 invasion of a Covington doctor’s home, a crime that involved tying up a 9-year-old boy, his mother and three adult family members and holding them for three hours.
Jonathan Hudson, 28, and Beau Ledoux, 20, are accused of being the two masked men who entered the River Oaks subdivision home of orthopedic surgeon Mario Zelaya and terrorized his family. They have been charged with four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Ledoux also was charged with sexual battery.
Christopher Allo, 34, who the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said was the mastermind of the robbery, also was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, as was William Ledoux, 17, brother of Beau Ledoux. The Sheriff’s Office said the younger Ledoux helped plan the crime.
Zelaya and family friends put up a portion of a $40,000 reward offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime. He described the assailants as cowards whose attack left his wife and son fearful.
The robbers took jewelry, multiple firearms and a small amount of cash along with a late-model Mercedes-Benz, which was found abandoned in Pearl River.