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Arrest Made in Connection with 2011 Burglary of Acadiana Mack Volvo in Breaux Bridge - 5/18/2012 -

PRESS RELEASE May 18, 2012 3:04 p.m.
 
Contact: Major Ginny Higgins  
                Public Information Officer
                St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
                (337) 394-3071
 
 ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION WITH 2011 BURGLARY OF ACADIANA
MACK VOLVO IN BREAUX BRIDGE

(St. Martinville, La .)- On August 3, 2011, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint in regards to a business burglary which occurred at Acadiana Mack Volvo in Breaux Bridge. The Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and located a U-Haul truck in the ditch near the business. Deputies responded to the scene and learned that the U-Haul truck had been reported stolen from Houston Texas in July of 2011. Further investigation showed that the U-Haul truck contained twenty tires and rims that were reported stolen in Hattiesburg Mississippi. Based on the information that was obtained and received, a warrant of arrest was issued for Ray Donald Washington for the following charges:

Simple Burglary
Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and
Unauthorized Use of a Moveable
 
Further information also showed that this was part of an organized gang committing these types of thefts in several different states. Due to the fact that this was involving several different states, The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office solicited the assistance of the United States Marshal's Violent Offender Task Force, in apprehending the suspect.
 
          
Ray Donald Washington

On May 10, 2012, the United States Marshal's Violent Offender Task Force apprehended Ray Donald Washington in Houston Texas. He is currently awaiting extradition back to St. Martin Parish where he will face the charges. Additional charges and arrests are currently pending. The investigation is ongoing.

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