Vinton home invasion suspect jumps in river to evade capture - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Vinton home invasion suspect jumps in river to evade capture

Scott A. Thibodeaux (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Scott A. Thibodeaux (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Rhiannon M. Mott (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Rhiannon M. Mott (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Two people are facing charges after allegedly breaking into a Vinton home and fleeing from authorities. One of the suspects reportedly ran through the woods, jumped into the Sabine River and swam to the Texas side. He was later caught in Kentucky.

Scott A. Thibodeaux, 25, of Sulphur, and Rhiannon M. Mott, 35, of Lake Charles, are accused in the case. The burglary reportedly happened on May 11.

At the burglarized home, authorities said they found several personal items belonging to Thibodeaux and Mott including burglary tools and a baggy containing several prescription pills.

Mott has been charged with unauthorized entry to an inhabited dwelling and possession of a legend drug. She was released on $7,500 bond.

Thibodeaux was arrested on a Calcasieu warrant in Kentucky on May 28. He was transported back to Calcasieu on June 28. He was booked on unauthorized entry to an inhabited dwelling, resisting arrest by flight and possession of burglary tools. Bond was set at $7,000.

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