- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State District Judge Bonnie Jackson has postponed until Feb. 10 a hearing on whether to increase the $40,000 bail set for 35-year-old Vorris Mouton, who is accused in two recent home invasions in Baton Rouge.

Prosecutors are seeking a higher bail amount for Mouton, the suspect arrested in two of the break-ins after DNA linked him to the crime scenes.

Authorities are still investigating whether Mouton, of New Iberia, is responsible for several other home invasions that generally targeted elderly women in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1f9q4k5 ) prosecutors noted Mouton’s extensive criminal history in a motion Wednesday to increase his bail.

On Thursday, Jackson appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Mouton at the bail hearing next month.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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