Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports two men have been arrested the past two months for stealing equipment from gas/oil well locations in Sabine Parish.
On June 15 Chesapeake Energy reported an item missing from a location on Old Pleasant Hill Road.
The item was located at the residence of Bobby Ray Bufkin, 40 of Shamrock Loop in Robeline. Bufkin admitted to Sabine Parish Sheriff Detectives Trevor Beason and Don Flores he took the item. Bufkin was under supervised probation at the time. The item was returned to Chesapeake Energy.
Bufkin was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things on June 15.
One month later on July 14, Bufkin was transferred to the Sabine Parish Detention Center and booked for Theft $1,000-$5,000 (Felony).
Bufkin’s bond was set at $1,000 by the 11th Judicial District Court and he bonded the next day, but he was held and transferred back to Natchitoches Parish on July 18.
On July 29 Chesapeake Energy reported another item missing from a location on Bozeman Loop north of Belmont.
On August 18 the item was located at the residence of Adam Jackson Lightfoot, 38 of Bozeman Loop in Belmont. Lightfoot admitted to Detective Beason he took the item. The item will be returned to Chesapeake Energy.
Lightfoot was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for Theft $1,000-$5,000 (Felony).
No bond has been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
Sheriff Mitchell said the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office has developed a close-working relationship with Chesapeake Energy to investigate crimes involving their property and equipment.
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