Update (7/27/18): 

Monroe Police tell NBC 10 the rape suspect wanted for 1st degree rape and kidnapping of an elderly woman has been arrested.

Below is the press release the Monroe Police Department.

Monroe Police Detectives and Swat Team have taken Terry Leonard into custody. He was apprehended without incident at a residence on Linderman Avenue in West Monroe. He will be booked on charges listed in previous media release.

Update (7/27/18):

Monroe Police tell NBC 10 they were searching for a rape suspect. It’s a suspect accused of raping a 78-year-old woman and setting her home on fire. 

Police say the suspect is 52-year-old Terry Lynn Leonard. This is the wanted poster Monroe Police sent to us:

WANTED 
 

Terry Lynn Leonard

DOB: 3/24/1966

6’2” tall

225-235 lbs

The Monroe Police Dept. is actively searching for Terry Leonard. After nearly two weeks of investigations and the expertise of the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, Leonard was developed and confirmed as a suspect in our case. The Monroe Police Dept. currently holds an active arrest warrant for Leonard for the following offenses:

1. HOME INVASION

2. 1ST DEGREE RAPE

3. AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING

4. THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

5. SIMPLE ARSON

Leonard is classified as a FELONY-VIOLENT OFFENDER and should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. If anyone see’s Leonard or knows of his whereabouts, please contact MPD (318) 329-2600 or your local law enforcement agency.  

Below is the press release from Monroe Police:

The Monroe Police Department currently holds an arrest warrant for Terry Lynn Leonard in connection with the ongoing investigation from 201 South 25th Street earlier this month. Terry Leonard was confirmed as a suspect through DNA evidence submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime lab. Please refer to the attachment flyer for Leonard’s photo and other information relative to the investigation.

Original story:
(7/27/18) There is currently a heavy police presence at a residence located on Powell Avenue and Simon Street in Monroe.

Monroe Police and SWAT are currently on the scene. 

It is unknown at this time what the presence is for.

We have a crew on scene and will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.