From The Bossier Parish Sheriff's office:
An Arkansas man was arrested early this morning and charged with aggravated burglary, false imprisonment and simple battery of the infirmed, said Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen. Ricardo Aleman Palos, 35, of the 600 block of Crutcher Avenue in Springdale, was taken into custody after a home invasion in the 200 block of Hurricane Bluff in Benton just after midnight.
A 68-year-old female told Bossier Sheriff’s deputies she was awakened by her dog barking and was confronted by three males in ski masks and dark clothing. They bound her with duct tape at the ankles and the wrists and put some over her mouth. They kept demanding, “Where’s the safe?”, and repeatedly told her they were not going to harm her.
The three men rummaged through the residence and eventually found a safe. They took it and some jewelry and fled the scene in a pickup truck. At that point, the victim, who suffered only a minor injury, was able to free herself and call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, at which time a B.O.L.O. (be on the lookout) was issued, instructing law enforcement agencies to watch for a suspicious pickup truck.
A Bossier Sheriff’s deputy soon spotted a pickup truck on LA Hwy. 3 at Cash Point Road and saw a large object under a tarp in the bed of the truck. The object looked like a safe. The deputy continued to follow the truck which began to weave from lane to lane in an effort to get away from the deputy.
The truck led the deputy into the Greenacres Subdivision in Bossier City and back out onto Highway 3. In the 3900 block of Highway 3, the truck stopped and all three men fled. The deputy was able to apprehend Palos, but the other two men escaped.
Deputies are still looking for Palos’ accomplices, but Palos is being held in the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. His bond is pending.