It’s not the Brady Bunch – Twelve Arrested, 3 on the Run.

NPSO - 12A two-month investigation by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies concluded this week into a series of vacant residential burglaries in west Natchitoches Parish has to the arrests of twelve people and three are still on the run according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

The investigation began back on March 24th-April 25th, 2015 when the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office received several reports of vacant residential burglaries on Everett Rawls Road and Buster Lewis Road near Marthaville, La., Robert Rawls Loop near Robeline, La., and in the 500 block of La. Hwy 3191 near Natchitoches, La.

Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to each burglary, in which they spoke with a complainant, processed the crime scene, collected physical evidence, photographed the scene, and completed offense reports.

NPSO Detectives also responded to assist patrol deputies in most of the reported burglaries.

Nine burglaries occurred in Natchitoches Parish.

Items reported stolen were televisions, furniture, porcelain items, a safe containing approximately $2500 dollars in pennies, buffalo nickels, silver dollars circa 1800, Masonic gold pin, oxygen-acetylene gauges and hoses, skeet thrower, tools, Marlin .22 caliber rifle, Remington 12-gauge shotgun, Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, handguns, air compressors, Murray push lawn mower, Dell computer, HP computer monitor, Elgin male and female watch, Yahama guitar, clocks, Xbox, rocking chair, white desk, pots, CD and cassette changers, lamps, power outlets, cases of water and paper towels all valued over $50,000.00 according to Chief of Investigations Greg Dunn.

NPSO Detectives during that time also learned of other burglaries in Sabine Parish on Cedar Grove, Riley Moore and Big N Ranch Roads.

The cases were forwarded to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division for follow-up investigations.

During the investigation, detectives began receiving information that led them to several persons of interest.

As the investigation progressed, NPSO Detectives began interviewing persons of interest executing fourteen search warrants in Natchitoches Parish and five consensual searches in Sabine Parish which led to the recovery of stolen merchandise.

Detectives say evidence collected during the execution of the search warrants kept them moving to other target locations in Natchitoches and Sabine Parishes.

Some of the stolen merchandise had been sold in the Natchitoches and Bossier City areas.

As a result of the investigation, detectives established sufficient evidence and probable cause to obtain criminal arrest warrants signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge on fifteen suspects involved in the burglaries.

Detectives have arrested:

*Jeremy Wade Graves, 30, of the 100 block of Sherwood Road, Converse, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 7-counts of Simple Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and 1-count of Accessory after the Fact.

*Tiffany Dianne Jackson, 35, of the 1300 block of Robert Rawls Loop, Robeline, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 2-counts of Simple Burglary and 1-count of Accessory after the Fact.

*Eric Wayne McPherson, 35, 100 block of Robert Rawls Loop, Robeline, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, 4-counts of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, and 3-counts of Accessory after the Fact.

*Tasha Evon Stewart, 31, of the 200 block of Robeline-Provencal Road, Provencal, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Principal to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, 1-count of Accessory after the Fact.

*Frederick Scotty Perleburg, 34, of the 4300 block of North Blvd., Provencal, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and 1-count of Accessory after the Fact.

*Calvin Dewayne Obrien, 35, of the 9100 block of La. Hwy 120, Robeline, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and 1-count of Accessory after the Fact.

*Kimberly Danielle Oliver, 26, of the 400 block of La. Hwy 3191, Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Simple Burglary an Inhabited Dwelling.

*Michael Joseph “Bo” Orsborn, 21, of the 300 block of Franklin Lane, Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

*Bobby Ray Bufkin, 33 of the 400 block of Shamrock Loop, Robeline, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 4-counts of Accessory after the Fact to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

*Jonnie Melissa Taylor, 27, of the 9100 block of La. Hwy 120, Robeline, La. currently being held in the Sabine Parish Detention on Natchitoches Parish charges of 7-counts of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

*Troy Jackson, 60, of the 1300 block of Robert Rawls Loop, Robeline, La. issued a citation for Letting a Disorderly Place by allowing stolen items into his home and allowing others to conspire to commit burglaries in Natchitoches Parish.

* Sharon Ann Taylor, 51 of 9100 block of La. Hwy 120, Robeline, La. issued a citation for Letting a Disorderly Place by allowing stolen items into her home and allowing others to conspire to commit burglaries in Natchitoches Parish.

Deputies are currently looking for the following suspects still on the run:

*Sharon Nicole Taylor, 26, Hgt/506, Wgt/140, Hair/Bro, Eyes/Blue, of the 400 block of John Banks Road, Robeline, La., wanted for 1-count of Accessory after the Fact to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

*Bronson Dewayne Smith, 36, Hgt/600, Wgt/186, Hair/Brown, Eyes/Brown, of the 102 Many Street, Robeline, La., wanted for 1-count of Accessory after the Fact to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

*Brandi Stewart, aka/Brandi Mitchell, 35, Hgt/506, Wgt/110, Hair/Blonde, Eyes/Green, of 102 Many Street, Robeline, La. wanted for 2-counts of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

Bronson Smith and Brandi Smith may be traveling in blue 1999 Chevrolet Astro van. They have ties to Marthaville and Kisatchie areas of Natchitoches Parish.

Tiffany Jackson and Calvin Obrien have been released on bond.

Most of the stolen items have been recovered.

Detectives say during the investigation they learned the suspects targeted vacant homes. They would pull up to a residence and blow the vehicle horn. If no one answered they would go to the rear door and gain entry. If they thought someone was near they acted as if their vehicle was disabled and needed assistance.

Lead Detective Jonatahn Byles was assisted by other detectives, NPSO High Tech Crime Unit detectives, NPSO Patrol Deputies and Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing in Sabine Parish.

Detectives also determined that four other vacant homes in Natchitoches Parish were burglarized being the Dixie Berry residence located in the 100 block of Buster Lewis Road, Marthaville, La., a building owned by Jerry Baxter of Haughton, La. on Buster Lewis Road, Frank Cypers residence at 9045 Hwy 120, Robeline, La. and a brick home on Preston Hayes Road near Marthaville but have been unable to make contact with an keyholder.

Sheriff Victor Jones commended Detective Byles for his dedication and hard work on this case which led to several arrests. Detective Byles has cleared several major criminal cases in the past year in Natchitoches Parish. We are proud to have him as a part of our team.

Sheriff Jones also reminds citizens to conduct periodic checks of family members vacant homes to make sure they have not been tampered with or burglarized.

Contact the NPSO and we will conduct patrol checks of these vacant homes.

Press Release: NPSO
06-18-15

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