Three in custody for vehicle burglaries in Livingston Parish
Press Release from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office (via Facebook):
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on January 8, 2021, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Avoyelles Avenue in reference to a burglary in progress.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, ‘Livingston Trace homeowners worked with LPSO deputies to ID suspects & a suspect vehicle - a gray 2017 Ford Explorer. Deputies attempted a traffic stop when that vehicle was spotted in the same neighborhood. The driver ignored deputies & instead sped away. This driver eventually crossed into a neighboring parish disregarding traffic signals, rules of the roadway & putting innocent lives in danger. As the driver approached the 10/12 split, the driver left the roadway crashing into a concrete divider. After impact, 3 males exited the vehicle & fled on foot into the wooded area near the interstate. LPSO & EBRSO deputies & our LPSO K9 apprehended the three suspects - who all resisted arrest.’
In LPSO custody:
Bryce Jones, 21 of New Orleans, LA
Booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail:
>Robert Mitchell, 24 (New Orleans, LA)
>Keyon Marice Randolph, 22 (Kenner, LA)
Sheriff says, ‘Jones has been identified as the driver. Detectives also learned that the vehicle this trio was traveling in was reported stolen. All three have been linked to 5 vehicle burglaries in Livingston Trace. Stolen property (wallets, loose change) has been recovered. The three were pulling on vehicle door handles in the area looking for those left unlocked.’
Special thanks to EBRSO for assisting with this case.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call us at 225-686-2241 x1 or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).
Our LPSO experts suggest the following safety measures for all Livingston Parish citizens:
* Lock your vehicles!
* Remove/secure all valuables
* If your home is equipped with motion lights, make sure they are in working order and pointed in the direction of your vehicles
* If you have surveillance video equipment, make sure it’s set to record movement and that it’s pointed in the direction of your vehicles
* Report any suspicious activity to LPSO at (225) 686-2241 ext. 1