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Arrest Made And Items Recovered In Reference To Recent Burglaries - 12/18/2015 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

December 18, 2015

10:13 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

ARREST MADE AND ITEMS RECOVERED IN REFERENCE TO RECENT BURGLARIES

(St. Martinville, LA)-This morning, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two individuals that Investigators believe are responsible for the recent burglaries.

Following their arrest and after an initial investigation, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Office recovered a large amount of stolen property taken in the burglaries in both St. Martin and Iberia Parish at a residence located in St. Martin parish.

A third suspect, Colby Francois, 20, of St. Martinville was subsequently arrested by Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office on the following charges:

Four (4) counts of Simple Burglary- LA. R.S. 14:62

One (1) count of Theft of a Firearm- LA.R.S. 14:67.15

One (1) count of Cruelty to Animals- LA. R.S. 14:102.1

One (1) count of Criminal Damage to Property-LA. R.S. 14:56

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office on the above charges and his bond has been set at $362,500.00.

The investigation remains ongoing and further charges are pending.

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