Iota Man Linked To String Of Acadia Parish Burglaries Arrested In St. Landry
ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KPEL) -- A simple traffic stop on Interstate 10 has landed an Iota man believed to be responsible for a series of burglaries throughout the parish behind bars.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said officers with the sheriff's office Highway Interdiction Team pulled over a vehicle for drive 74 mph in a 65 mph zone.
The officer noticed a partially smoked marijuana cigarette inside the vehicle, Guidroz said, as well as $8,5400 in cash on the driver, 23-year-old Garrett Miller. Also in the car was a .22 caliber revolver, Guidroz said.
"Detectives transported Miller to the St. Landry Parish Jail where he admitted to five burglaries in Acadia Parish," Guidroz said. "Detective then notified the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Department."
Of those burglaries in Acadia Parish, one of them involved the theft of more than $6,000 worth of tools. Those tools were apparently sold to pawn shops in Eunice and Baton Rouge.
Guidroz said the gun and the money that was found on Miller were from a vehicle burglary in Acadia Parish in which about $10,000 was stolen.