Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a Raceland man for multiple counts of battery and other charges stemming a home invasion at his ex-girlfriends residence which had occurred two weeks prior. Randy Gilton (B/M, D.O.B. 07/02/63) of 614 St. Ann Street was arrested on warrants Friday afternoon after he was located by patrol deputies.
On the night of Saturday, June 15, deputies responded to a St. Phillip Street residence in Raceland. Upon arrival, deputies learned a man and a woman, identified as Giltons ex-girlfriend, were at the residence earlier that night when Gilton knocked at the rear door. After the woman refused to speak to him, Gilton made forcible entry by kicking in the rear door, and he proceeded to attack the man inside the home, hitting him several times. Gilton then hit the woman, pulled off part of her clothing, and sexually fondled the woman against her will before fleeing the residence. While inside the home Gilton also broke a cell phone and punched a hole through a wall causing total damage of over $1,000 including the door. The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Deputies searched for Gilton but were unable to locate him at that time and obtained warrants for his arrest.
Then on Friday, while patrolling along Kahn Street in Raceland, deputies spotted Gilton and made contact with him. He was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. There he was booked on warrants for sexual battery, domestic abuse battery, home invasion, felony simple criminal damage to property, and simple battery. He is currently being held in lieu of $187,500 bond as set by the warrants.