Charenton woman charged with filing false report of home invasion, attack

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A 28-year-old pregnant Charenton woman has been arrested for filing a false police report after admitting she made up a report that two men attacked her Friday during a home invasion, according to a news release from St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert.
Megan T. Dugas, 28, of the 7900 block of La. 87 in Charenton, was arrested today at 12:11 p.m. today for criminal mischief after falsely reporting to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office that she was attacked in her home on Friday by two black males armed with a handgun.
The detective investigating the case discovered that Dugas recently spent a sum of money consistent with the amount she reported stolen from her home during the alleged invasion, the news release said. Dugas admitted to investigators that she filed a false complaint, the news release stated. Dugas, who is pregnant, was released on a summons to appear in court Oct. 13.
At 11:25 a.m. Friday, the St. Mary Parish sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 7000 block of La. 87 in Charenton. During the subsequent investigation, detectives were told that two black males wearing masks and dark clothing attacked a pregnant woman, hitting and kicking her after she arrived home at the residence, according to a Friday news release.
Dugas had told deputies she was able to escape the two attackers and flee to a neighbor’s home nearby, according to the news release. She was then transported to Franklin Foundation Hospital.

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