Suspect arrested on four counts of shoplifting and drug charges

Natchitoches Police Department officers located a vehicle in the Broadmoor Shopping Center Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. The car was identified as a suspect vehicle in reference to a burglary that occurred Nov. 4 at French Market Express. An alert NPD officer observed a subject, later identified as Brandon Kendrick, 33, bring items to the vehicle and then enter a store in the shopping center.

The officer entered the business and placed Kendrick under arrest for the burglary that occurred at French Market Express. After further investigation it was determined that Kendrick had stolen merchandise from three stores in the shopping center and had an active arrest warrant from an unrelated shoplifting incident. A search of Kendrick’s vehicle uncovered suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, prescription medication and drug paraphernalia.

Kendrick was charged with four counts of theft of goods, simple burglary, simple possession of marijuana, possession of CDS schedule II, and possession of CDS schedule IV.

This investigation is ongoing.