Morgan City man, 25, arrested in rape of woman, 66

MORGAN CITY, La. — A 25-year-old man was charged Tuesday in the aggravated rape of his elderly neighbor.

Glenn McNemar III of Cottonwood Street in Morgan City was charged with aggravated rape and aggravated burglary after the assault on his 66-year-old neighbor in the early morning hours Monday, Morgan City Assistant Chief Glenn Blanco said.

A search warrant executed at McNemar’s home during a search for additional evidence in the case also netted two unrelated arrests on drug charges.

The victim awoke in her home on Cottonwood Street to find an intruder standing over her with a knife. He forced her to perform sexual acts, but did not otherwise harm her.

Police determined the man entered the residence through a sliding glass patio door in the rear of the residence, after prying open the lock. He also exited the residence through the rear door.

He was wearing a black ski mask with red stitching around the eye holes, but police did recover both fingerprints and DNA evidence, Blanco said Tuesday.

Police discovered the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office held a warrant for McNemar for failure to appear on the charge of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested on that warrant at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday, questioned about his knowledge on the rape and subsequently confessed to the crime, Blanco said.

McNemar remains jailed with no bail set. A hold was placed on him by the sheriff’s department as well.

The investigation into the rape is ongoing.

During questioning, police obtained a search warrant for McNemar’s residence, which resulted in two arrests on methamphetamine charges.

Calie Anslem, 22, of Cottonwood Street in Morgan City was charged Tuesday at 3:58 p.m. with possession of a schedule 2 controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, while her roommate Rolins Anslum, 24, was charged with possession of a schedule 2 controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and on a warrant for failure to pay a fine.

MCPD detectives were executing a search warrant at the residence in the 900 block of Cottonwood Street while looking for evidence related to the McNemar arrest. The suspect told investigators during his interview that the knife he used, as well as the clothing he was wearing during the incident, was at the residence, Blanco said.

During the search, a warrant check revealed police held an active warrant for Rolins Anslum. When he was being arrested, officers located a straw and suspected methamphetamine in his possession, a press release stated.

During the search of the home, officers located a tackle box in Rolins Anslum’s bedroom that had his name on it. The box was open, and the methamphetamine contained inside was visible to the officer, Blanco said.

At that point, narcotic officers were notified and a search warrant was obtained. K-9 officers alerted to the presence of drugs in the bedrooms of both Calie Anslem and Rolins Anslum, Blanco said. Additional evidence of drug paraphernalia — including scales, tin foil and snorting straws — was located, he said. Calie Anslem also had suspected methamphetamine in her purse, Blanco said.

Both were jailed with no bail set.

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