Homeless man charged with rape

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Springhill Police have arrested a man for allegedly breaking into a home and raping a woman.

Kedrick Kentwon Armstead, 47, no address listed, is charged with second degree rape and home invasion. Additional charges include simple criminal damage to property, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said between 4 and 5 a.m. Monday, August 28, the victim awakened to find Armstead in her home, raping her while she slept.

A witness who resides at the home said he saw Armstead leaving the house and running down the street. Another witness reported hearing Armstead saying things he was going to do to the victim and two other women of a high level of explicit sexual content and violence.

Lynd said that indicates a level of premeditation.

The following day, officers received a call about Armstead attempting to break into another residence, causing damage to the property. He was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Armstead is being held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center with no bond.

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