Allen Parish Couple Arrested For Forestry Equipment Theft
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An Allen Parish couple has been booked with six counts each of forestry equipment theft and one count each of simple criminal damage to property.
State agriculture officials said Friday that 34-year-old Joey Ganson was already in jail on unrelated charges when the new charges were filed, while 34-year-old Jamie Coker-Brown was arrested Feb. 12.
The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office began receiving complaints that hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel, radios and other equipment were missing from a logging operation in the Westbay Wildlife Management Area. After a three-month investigation, authorities say Coker-Brown admitted the pair committed the thefts during September and October.
Much of the stolen property has been recovered.
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