Man booked with raping 83-year-old Marrero woman

MARRERO (AP) — Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say an 83-year-old woman was raped in her Marrero home after she interrupted

a burglary.

Deputies arrested a suspect, 51-year-old

Kenneth Adams, and booked him with aggravated rape, aggravated burglary,

simple robbery,

resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, possession of

drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of stolen property.

Col. John Fortunato tells The Times-Picayune the rape was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Fortunato says the suspect fled when the woman told him authorities were on their way.

After a foot pursuit and struggle with deputies, Adams was arrested. Fortunato says authorities found the victim's property

in Adams' possession.

It was unclear whether Adams has an attorney.