Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz said, "On June 27, Laurence C. Lemelle and Joseph P. Guillory were booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail. Both subjects are facing charges of home invasion, armed robbery and 2nd degree sexual battery steming from an incident that occurred on June 22."
Sheriff Guidroz stated, "Deputies were called out to a residence off of Hwy 178 in Opelousas regarding an armed robbery that left one victim in the hospital. After speaking with the victim, it was discovered that Lemelle and Guillory forced their way into the victims home armed with a baseball bat, a crow bar and brass knuckles with a blade."
Guidroz said, "The victim knew both of the suspects so it was easy for him to give investigators names and discriptions of the suspects."
"A warrant was issued for Guillory and Lemelle on June 22. Both suspects were arrested on June 27 without incident," Guidroz added.
Both Guillory and Lemelle are being held at the St. Landry Parish Jail with a $120,000 bond.