Burglar makes himself at home

A Ruston man was arrested Saturday after he was found inside a home by the returning resident.

Ruston police officers responded to a North Farmerville Street residence regarding a burglar in the house. The victim stated he came home to find a man inside his residence trying on his father‘s clothing. The homeowner stated the man attempted to proposition him for sexual favors.

Officers entered the house and found the man, identified as Orlando Outley, 55, lying naked on a bed. Outley was taken into custody and advised of his rights. He stated a man named Nick let him into the house earlier and that he used to live at the residence. The victim stated no one lived at the home by that name and Outley did not have consent to be there. 

The victim stated apparently the suspect had gratified himself, leaving evidence on his father’s clothing and on furniture.

Outley was booked for simple burglary and simple criminal damage to property.

Bail was set at $22,500. Outley has other charges pending from a May 18 arrest by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department on warrants for battery of a dating partner and simple criminal damage to property.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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