From District Attorney Warren Montgomery
COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Levi Lee, 17, of Tylertown, Miss., and Lance Rouse, 25, of Picayune, Miss., in the aggravated burglary of a Covington home last December.
Lee and Rouse are accused of breaking into a home late one night in December 2018, entering the bedroom of a woman, and holding her at gunpoint while they stole her valuables, which included two shotguns.
Several days later, the men were arrested in connection with the robbery of a Bogalusa gas station and convenience store in which a clerk was shot with a shotgun matching the description of the one stolen in the Covington burglary. The clerk died days later from his injuries, and Lee and Rouse also face second degree murder charges.
Assistant District Attorney Iain A. Dover presented the case to the grand jury.