A Covington man is behind bars after he broke into a Covington-area home and threatened the homeowner with a knife Sunday night. This occurred after deputies were called out because the same man attempted to break into a different residence on the same street.
Shortly after 1:30 Monday morning (July 24) St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 70506, 3rdStreet, in the Covington area, in response to an attempted burglary.
When deputies arrived, the initial victim reported that an unknown man had attempted to break into his home by striking his front window with a statue from the yard. While they were at that residence making a report, a neighbor told the deputies that the suspect had entered into another residence at 70452, 3rd Street.
Deputies surrounded that residence and, upon hearing a struggle from the inside of the home, they made forced entry through the front door. The suspect, 30-year-old Emmitt Roach, was located upstairs in the residence.
The homeowner at that home told deputies Roach produced a knife and forced his way into the residence. Once inside, he began to act erratically and appeared to be hallucinating and under the influence of an unknown substance.
Emmitt Roach (20099 Palm Blvd., Covington) was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
14:60 Aggravated Burglary
14:46.1 False Imprisonment; Offender Armed
14:37 Aggravated Assault
14:27.60 Attempted Aggravated Burglary