Two arrested for entering house

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday after they allegedly broke into the home of the woman’s ex-boyfriend.

About 11 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance on East Sibley Road. The resident said his ex-girlfriend, Haleigh Martin, 21, of West Monroe, moved out about six months earlier. He stated Martin contacted him prior to her arrival and after he told her she was not allowed to enter the house, she sent a message that “I can go through the window.” A screenshot of the message was shown to deputies.

Deputies were told Martin and a friend, Caleb Humphreys, 19, of Winnsboro, tried to enter the house through a window using a hammer, causing damage to the window. They then allegedly used a card to pry open the front door.

Martin told deputies she asked the landlord if she could enter the residence and she was told to contact law enforcement. Instead, she went to the residence without calling the sheriff’s office. Martin said they attempted to enter through a window but then entered through the front door and the complainant told them to leave the property.

Martin and Humphreys were arrested simple criminal damage to property and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. 

Martin’s bail was set at $3,200, Humphreys at $2,000.

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