Cops find intruder asleep in Louisiana Governor's Mansion

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 23, 2019 - 6:32 am

How did a man break into the Louisiana Governor's mansion?

That's one of the questions after police disclosed this week that there was a breach in security at the governor's home last week.

The suspect, Reynard Green of Baton Rouge, was in the mansion long enough that cops say he fell asleep before anyone even knew he was there.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says Green was found sleeping on a couch and broke an antique table during the break in.

Booking records show he fought with cops and took a weapon from an officer during his arrest.

In addition to facing counts for burglary of an inhabited dwelling, criminal trespass and possession of drugs;  Green is also charged with battery of a police officer and disarming an officer.

There's no word if Governor John Bel Edwards or any of his family were home during the incident.

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