On April 17, 2019, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Cherry Street in Slidell in reference to a reported home invasion and attempted kidnapping. Upon arriving, deputies found three Hispanic males in a vehicle outside the residence.
The victim, Tammy Faye (45), told deputies one of the men, Enrique Pacheco-Ayuso (27), had entered the residence armed with a firearm and tried to force her into a vehicle. A firearm and a small amount of cocaine were located inside the vehicle.
Pacheco-Ayuso was arrested on the charges of Home Invasion, Attempted Simple Kidnapping, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS, Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana), and Possession of Schedule II CDS (Cocaine). The two other occupants of the vehicle, Juan Zavala (34) and Josadac Gomez-Bonilla (19) were also arrested. Zavala was charged with Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS and Possession of Schedule II CDS (Cocaine). Gomez-Bonilla was charged with Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS, Possession of Schedule II CDS (Cocaine), and Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana).
A follow-up investigation into the incident uncovered a prostitution operation involving Faye and Pacheco-Ayuso. On April 22, 2019, Faye and Pacheco-Ayuso were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the charges of Human Trafficking and Pandering.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security on this ongoing investigation, and no additional information is available at this time.