On last week, an Ascension Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on 51 year old Michael Tyler of 36491 Retreat Ln Prairieville, LA for the charges of First Degree Rape, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, False Imprisonment, Domestic Abuse Battery by Strangulation, Simple Robbery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Marijuana.
On July 30, 2022, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives responded to an area hospital in reference to a female rape victim being admitted into the emergency room. During the course of an extensive investigation, detectives obtained the victim’s detailed account of being raped and battered by Michael Tyler. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Tyler’s residence, and during the search, detectives located valuable evidence to corroborate the victim’s account of the rape along with a variety of illegal narcotics. Tyler was subsequently apprehended and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
Assistant District Attorney Craig Stewart is the lead prosecutor on this case.