An Ashland couple awakened by their barking dogs early Wednesday morning led to the arrest of a north Natchitoches Parish man in connection with two break-ins according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Wednesday morning, January 15, 2020 at approximately 3:07am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to reports of a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of La. Hwy 153 near Ashland, La.
The caller reported that she and her husband were awakened by their barking dogs at approximately 3:00am, when they bayed an individual that broke into their exterior kitchen building.
The suspect was being held at gunpoint until deputies arrived.
At one point, the suspect took his clothes off and was standing outside the building with only his underwear on.
Deputies say they arrived on scene and placed the suspect under arrest without incident.
Ashland City Marshal Fred Holland also responded to assist deputies.
Deputies also learned during the investigation, that another residence in the 1900 block of La. Hwy 153 had been burglarized.
Taken were jewelry, liquor and other miscellaneous items valued over $350.
The items were recovered.
Caleb B. Sapp, 29, of the 100 block of Pemberton Lane, Campti, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 2-counts of Simple Burglary.
Sapp is also on felony probation due to a prior felony narcotics conviction.
A Tenth Judicial District Court Judge has set bond at $5000, with a probation and parole hold.
Deputies say the homeowner’s did an outstanding job providing them with accurate information, a suspect description and holding the burglar until deputies arrived on scene.
Deputies T. Pledger, Sgt. J. McDonald, Lt. B. Powell, Reserve Deputy P. Ray and Ashland Marshal F. Holland responded to the scene.