Four men were arrested on Oct. 16 following burglary of an elderly man in Clayton.

The burglary occurred when the victim was a patient in an Alexandria hospital, said Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office Detective Chris Groh.

Groh said one of the suspects was overheard bragging about the burglary in which a substantial amount of money, guns and jewelry were taken.

Arrested were:

Santoya R. King, 21, 370 Halls Road, La. 900, Clayton, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying of a weapon and controlled substance and two counts possession of stolen property;

Jontrell Powell, 19, 224 S Second St., Clayton, possession of marijuana, illegal carrying of weapons, carrying of weapons and a controlled substance and convicted felon in possession of a firearm;

Jamar L. Nelson, 24, 203 Nelson St., Clayton, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a weapon and a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts possession of stolen property, parole violation, on warrant for Clayton Police Department, monetary instrument abuse and improper supervision of a minor. Nelson was additionally charged with improper supervision of a minor after he had left an infant and young child alone in his trailer;

Cornelius R. Neal, 19, 231 Washington Heights, Ferriday, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying of a weapon and controlled substance.

Groh, Lieutenant Detective John Cowan, Agent Lane Norman and Detective Chad Fuqua found a 9-millimeter gun, three .325 automatics, jewelry and marijuana at the residence of one of the alleged perpetrators.

"I am proud of our guys for getting these men off the street," said CPSO Chief Investigator David Hedrick. "It's terrible when someone takes advantage of an elderly person like that. I'm thankful no one was injured during this incident."

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