A 21-year-old Louisiana man who is suspected of living in his ex-girlfriend’s attic before attacking her has been arrested in Baton Rouge.
According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, May 3, Taylor Broussard, 21, forced his way into the woman’s home and began hitting her following a verbal argument. A juvenile was also home at the time, who deputies said the woman shielded from Broussard while he continued to hit her.
After the assault police discovered that Broussard, the woman’s ex-boyfriend, had been secretly living in her attic and stalking her after he attacked her and stole her car earlier this month.
Deputies said Broussard then pulled out a knife and threatened the woman. Broussard then slashed the bed sheets and cut through the mattress and also damaged several other items in the room.
The woman was able to escape and went to a neighbor’s house to call for help, deputies said. Broussard stole the woman’s purse and phone and then stole an SUV and fled the scene. Upon further investigation, deputies learned Broussard had been staying in the attic, stalking the victim. Deputies found bedding, water bottles, food and plastic bottles filled with urine.
LPSO said they had been called to the residence a few days prior, on April 29, in reference to Broussard entering the house without permission. After several attempts to contact and locate Broussard following the May 3 incident, deputies have been unsuccessful.
Authorities have issued warrants for Broussard’s arrest for two counts of stalking, domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, domestic abuse aggravated assault, theft of a motor vehicle, felony theft, home invasion, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, and simple criminal damage to property.
Broussard, who is still missing, is about 6’2” tall, weighing about 160 pounds. His last known address is listed as a residence on South Kibbe Street in Erath. The stolen vehicle is a dark gray Mitsubishi Outlander with the license plate number XLG572.
Police are asking anyone with information on Broussard’s location submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. They are offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to Broussard’s arrest.