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Alabama man that invaded a LaPlace home arrested in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS —Aaron Dun, wanted for home invasion and other charges in LaPlace, was arrested Thursday in New Orleans by the U.S. Marshals with assistance from the Louisiana State Police and the New Orleans Police Department.   Dun was seen near the Walgreens on Broad Street, where he led officers on a brief foot chase before hiding under a nearby home. Dun surrendered after the K9 unit was brought in.

According to St. John Sheriff Mike Tregre, Dun, 33, was involved in a pursuit with state police shortly after midnight on May 5. Louisiana State Police saw a red Kia Soul, reported stolen from Alabama, traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near mile marker 200 in LaPlace.

State police attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop. During a brief pursuit, the driver exited at Belle Terre Boulevard then crashed the vehicle on Foxwood Lane and fled on foot from the vehicle into the woods toward Sugar Ridge Drive, according to a news release issued by the sheriff’s office.

Shortly after, officers responded to the 2000 block of Sugar Ridge Drive in LaPlace in reference to a home invasion, kidnapping, and armed robbery incident. When deputies arrived, they learned a 73-year-old female victim was inside her residence with her 93-year-old mother, and a 7-year-old child when an unknown male, armed with a knife, forced entry inside the home.

The suspect held the victim at knifepoint, forcing her to exit the home and enter the passenger side of her 2002 Toyota Camry. The suspect, still armed with his knife, then entered the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. Shortly after, the suspect released the victim at a nearby hotel and fled toward Interstate 10 in the victim’s vehicle. No one was injured during this incident.

Through investigation, detectives learned Dun was the driver of the stolen vehicle involved in the pursuit and developed him as the suspect in the home invasion, kidnapping and armed robbery.

Dun is a registered sex offender with the Birmingham Police Department. He was wanted on several outstanding warrants from Birmingham Police Department. In St. John Parish, he was wanted for home invasion, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery. Charges also are pending from the Louisiana State Police.