The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men for a string of burglaries and thefts in the first week of November.

Police say 22-year-old Deron Joseph and 23-year-old Eddie Lee McClain were arrested for targeting seven victims who live in the Babineaux Road area of Church Point on November 4.

Deron Joseph is facing multiple charges:

  • 9 counts of Simple Burglary (Felony)
  • 2 counts of Theft of Items
  • Theft of an ATV (Felony)
  • Theft of a Firearm (Felony)
  • False Swearing for Purpose of Violating Public Health or Safety (Felony)
  • Theft of Checks

Eddie Lee McClain is facing several charges including:

  • 9 counts of Simple Burglary (Felony)
  • 2 counts of Theft of Items
  • Theft of an ATV (Felony)
  • Theft of a Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies
  • False Swearing for Purpose of Violating Public Health or Safety (Felony)
  • Theft of Checks

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz had this to say about the case,

 

“These men made some very bad decisions that night in November, one of which was committing these crimes in St. Landry Parish. Detective James Bergeron, who was assigned to investigate this series of burglaries, interviewed dozens of people and invested countless hours as he gathered facts and assembled probable cause for these two arrests. 31 charges against two men, involving 7 victims at 6 different crime scenes… cases rarely get more complicated than that. The crime spree of Deron Joseph and Eddie McClain lasted a few hours. The investigation lasted 35 days. Based on their charges, they could have years behind bars to reflect on their actions.”