Man Ransacks 92-Year-Old Victim's Home - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Man Ransacks 92-Year-Old Victim's Home

Posted: Updated:

RAPIDES PARISH, La. – Deputies say there has been several complaints last week of a man trespassing and stealing items from the 92-year-old victim. 

On Oct. 16, RPSO arrested Delane Clark of 2747 Rigolette Rd. in Pineville. Deputies say they charged him with for burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal damage and possession of stolen items.   

Clark is accused of taking the victim's vehicle without permission on Oct. 7 when the victim was admitted to the hospital. There was also an extension cord running from the victim's residence to a trailer Clark is living in---stealing the victim's electricity. 

According to reports from the sheriff's office, the victim's home was also ransacked with furniture damaged, closets emptied out onto the floor and clothes everywhere. The windows of the residence were also broken out. In Clark's possession were the victims VA I.D. card, Social Security card and stamp and coin collection, detectives say.

"People take advantage of the elderly and steal everything they have worked their whole lives for. Our deputies pay very close attention when we get complaints from elderly victims to make sure they are not being taken advantage of," said Sheriff William Earl Hilton.

Additional charges on Clark are pending. Clark is currently in the Rapides Parish Detention Center on a $19,750 bond.

The case is open and the incident is still under investigation.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    New meaning to "Labor Day" at the Zoo

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:50:30 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Staff at the Alexandria Zoo are hard at work on Labor Day.The zoo is always open on the holiday. But, a couple of the exhibits need some extra care.That's because they're celebrating a different kind of "Labor Day" - the birth of several new baby animals.More >>
  • The Garden Path Stone Center

    The Garden Path Stone Center

    Your path to a beautiful home and landscape!
    More >>
    Your path to a beautiful home and landscape!
    More >>
  • Golden Apple Award

    Golden Apple Award

    KALB News Channel 5 is honoring Central Louisiana's top teachers with our Golden Apple Award program, presented by Hixson Autoplex. More >>
    KALB News Channel 5 is honoring Central Louisiana's top teachers with our Golden Apple Award program, presented by Hixson Autoplex. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.