11 September 2012

while you were sleeping: alert rpso deputy discovers stolen things in stymied wrecking yard burgle

From: Lt. T. Carnline, RPSO PIO

For: Release to the Media

On September 11, 2012 at approximately 0147 hours a Deputy on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle parked alongside Old Boyce Rd near U Auto Pull It wrecking yard.

Due to the numerous metal thefts in the area, the deputy positioned himself to observe the vehicle to see if there was any activity around it.

While the deputy was turning around, the suspect vehicle was leaving the area just down from U Auto U Pull It and a traffic stop was conducted.

Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jamor Coutee and after talking to him, he changed his story as to why he was in the area a few times.. Upon further investigation, Coutee gave deputies consent to search the vehicle where several items from the wrecking yard were located in the trunk.

As the search began, another subject came running up to the scene stating Coutee had called him to come and help with his vehicle. The subject, later identified as

D' Morris Marbs, stated he had ran from Debbie St off of Old Boyce Rd but while looking at the subject, the deputy noticed that his pants and boots were covered in mud consistent with the mud on the U Auto U Pull It lot.

After further investigation, Marbs stated he did not steal anything from the business, but he did attempt to gain access to the property.

Deputies made contact with the business owner and together they surveyed the area and located where a barbed wire fence had been cut and someone had gained entry into the wrecking yard.

Deputies also located foot prints into the yard leading from where the barb wire fence had been cut.

At this time, both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Bond for Coutee was $4250.00 and bond for Marbs was $3750.00.

Both remain in custody.

Arrestee Jamor Lamont Coutee, 24
5236 Leo, St Alexandria, LA
Charges Simple Burglary
Criminal Damage <500
Contempt of Court

Arrestee D' Morris Marbs, 24
5228 Sallie St, Alexandria, LA
Charges Simple Burglary
Criminal Damage <500