Three bounty hunters charged after illegally breaking into someone's home

WEST MONROE, La. - On Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday Sept. 8, three local bounty hunters were booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center and charged with unauthorized entry into someone's home, according to the West Monroe Police Department. 
 
Police said the front door of the residence was damaged during the incident. 

 
According to a release, the incident stemmed from a complaint made by a local West Monroe woman who stated around 12 a.m., three armed men entered her home without consent. 
 
The woman said all men were carrying a pistol and dressed in bullet proof vest and were looking for a man who the previous owner of the home.
 
The suspects reportedly broke down her door to get inside the residence. 
An investigation led to the arrests of Patrick Guimbellot, of Guimbellot Bail Bonds in Rayville and his apprentice Michael Brance Franks also from Rayville and Richard Walker of Monroe. 
 
All three men are charged with felony unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Guimbellot is facing an additional charge for criminal damage to property. 
 

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