A Winn Parish man currently incarcerated in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on drug charges as a result of a traffic stop by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on November 24th is now facing additional charges in connection with the theft of automotive tires and rims in north Natchitoches Parish according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Tuesday, December 1 at approximately 9:53am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division Bureau responded to a reported theft in the 1100 block of La. Hwy 480 near Campti, La.

Deputies arrived on scene.

While speaking with the complainant, deputies learned that someone had entered the complainant’s property unauthorized and removed two Goodyear tires and rims valued at approximately $700 dollars off of his Mazda pickup truck parked near the barn.

The complainant believed the theft occurred on or near November 17, 2020.

Deputies photographed the crime scene and gathered information for an offense report for investigative purposes.

Deputies learned during the initial stages of the investigation, that a person identified as Fate Bush operating a 1999 Ford Ranger had been observed near the property acting suspiciously during that time.

Deputies began to research Bush’s whereabouts and learned he was still incarcerated in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center as a result of a November 24 arrest for Possession of CDS I Marijuana and Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine.

As the investigation progressed, deputies learned Bush’s Ford Ranger was at a relative’s residence on Lake Drive in Campti.

Deputies located the vehicle. With the permission of the homeowner, deputies allowed to inspect the vehicle.

Deputies discovered the tires on the vehicle.

The complainant was contacted and responded to the scene to positively identify the stolen tires and rims.

Deputies also discovered items in the rear of the truck used to facilitate the theft of the tires and rims.

The tires and rims were recovered by the complainant.

Deputies then continued their investigation and traveled to the detention center to interview Bush.

While interviewing Bush, he stated he possessed the stolen tires and rims but he didn’t steal them”.

Deputies arrested and charged Fate Vincent Bush, 30, of St. Maurice, La. with 1-Count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things in addition to the other charges he is being held on.

NPSO Detectives are also assisting in the investigation.

Deputy K. Samuel made the arrest.