Ruston Police Chief Stephen J. Rogers reported today that Cameron Kinte Mays, 26, of Ruston, was charged in connection with the two reported home invasions and a death that occurred last week in Ruston.
Police responded to a reported home invasion and rape that occurred on June 4th. The victim, a 20 year old female, reportedly was at home on Robert Street on that night, when two armed intruders broke into her residence, bound the victim, and one of them sexually assaulted her. The suspects allegedly stole several items from the victim’s residence.
Investigators worked with agents from the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET), and on Wednesday afternoon, June 6th, officers arrested Cameron Mays on a warrant for Possession of Stolen Things over $1500. Mays was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention center where he was held on this charge.
On Friday, June 8th, Ruston Police responded to Paynter Drive in reference to the death of Susan Hashway, 63, that appeared to be related to a home invasion. It appeared that there were several similarities between the home invasion on Paynter Drive and the home invasion on Robert Street. Hashway was also found bound in the same fashion as the victim on Robert Street.
During the next several days, Investigators developed information placing Mays at both scenes.
For the Home Invasion on Robert Street, Mays was charged today with Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Unauthorized Use of a Movable, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
For the Home Invasion on Paynter Drive, Mays was charged today with 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Burglary, Unauthorized Use of An Access Card over $1500, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Chief Stephen J. Rogers credited the high degree of cooperation his department received from the public which led investigators to the arrest of Cameron Mays today.
The Chief also commended help received from the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department as well as the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Third Judicial District District’s Attorney’s Office and The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team.