WMPD: Sex offender accused of West Monroe home invasion, $1.4 million bond

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Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 5:47 PM CDT
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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The West Monroe Police Department says they’ve arrested a registered sex offender accused of multiple crimes in the month of September.

The charges against Jabaria Ruhue Rogers, 46, include a home invasion that police say happened on Sept. 7 around 1:30 a.m. Police say Rogers forced his way into a home on Montgomery Avenue to commit a robbery. They say he shot someone in the process. The victim survived the shooting, was treated at the hospital. It was reported that $30 was stolen during the robbery.

Rogers is also accused of committing another crime on Sept. 16. Police say it happened on South 1st Street and resulted in Rogers being charged with domestic abuse battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.

On Sept. 18, police say Rogers was found at a store on Coleman Avenue where he was apprehended by West Monroe police. Court records indicate the suspect was arrested after he was seen scratching off lottery tickets in the parking lot. Police say he was in possession of crack cocaine at the time of his arrest.

Police also noted that Rogers is a convicted felon and a registered sex offender out of Oklahoma. The address on his arrest record indicates he currently resides in West Monroe.

He was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of home invasion, armed robbery, attempted second-degree murder, carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm, and possession of crack cocaine.

Total bond listed for the first four charges is $1.4 million, according to a court filing. No booking photo was available at the time of this report.

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