Upon arrival, deputies were advised Brandon L. Weldon, 32, 1704 9thAvenue, Lake Charles, ex-acquaintance of the victim, kicked the door off of the hinges and entered the home. Once inside, Weldon grabbed the victim by the arms and held her down by her throat but fled before deputies arrived. Two small children were present in the home during the incident.
Deputies located Weldon at his home and arrested him without incident. Weldon was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with home invasion; and criminal damage to property and released on a $5,000 bond set by Judge Wilford Carter.
CPSO Deputy Patrick Smith was the arresting deputy in the case.