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.


  1. Oh my you must be as scared as the liberals that delete posts in the comment sections .You and this liberal rag sheet must be scared of your own shadows. Boo !

    • Oh my goodness, then I’ll just hurry right out and get one. Never held one before. They scare me. But I’ve seen actors on TV shoot people, so I’m sure I’ll do just fine. Only I hope I don’t accidentally shoot some kids selling raffle tickets or Girl Scout cookies when they bang on my door early on some Saturday morning. Loud noises at such ungodly hours startle me. Or, God forbid, I take my shiny gun in the car with me. I suffer from Road Rage, and some rude driver might be the target of my wrath. Good thing my ex-husband is dead. Had I owned a gun during our marriage or after our divorce, he could have flown to Jesus a lot sooner than he did. And it’s a good thing children don’t get curious and play with someone’s gun, so I never need worry my kids, nieces, and nephews might accidentally shoot themselves or each other. Yessir, I think I’ll go out and get one ASAP.

      • As looney as your letter sounds you should be red flagged and never be allowed to own a weapon . When someone breaks in and tries to kill your children police are only minutes away when needed in seconds. If you would have shot your ex husband you would shoot someone when they cut you off in traffic . I’m glad you know that you should never be allowed to own a firearm . Your letter proves it .

      • I love the “sarcasm” my friend Lady.You can own a gun responsibly
        or how else would you protect yourself or home if anything happened?

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