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Trio accused of rash of home and car break-ins

Brandon Herring (l), Michael Pierson, (m) and Travis Troxler (r) (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office) Brandon Herring (l), Michael Pierson, (m) and Travis Troxler (r) (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office)

Three teens were arrested Sunday in connection with a rash of home and car break-ins over the past several months.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Brandon Herring, 18, Michael Pierson, 17, and Travis Troxler, 18, are suspected of burglarizing homes and vehicles in two parishes that date back to October 2011.

All three teens are from Ponchatoula.

Deputies believe they are responsible for break-ins that happened in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes.

Investigators said the trio was eventually caught because they parked a car in the mud in a wooded area of Deer Creek Subdivision in Ponchatoula and got stuck shortly after a break-in.

Authorities said it is believed once they realized they couldn't move the car, they went to a home in Shirls Meadows, which is nearby, and stole a car.

Detectives think they were going to try to get the first car out of the mud, but that didn't happen. Instead, the stolen vehicle got stuck in the mud as well.

TPSO said the suspects apparently gave up trying to get the car out of the mud and left both of them there.

Deputies were called from someone reporting a burglary in Deer Creek and when they responded to investigate found the two cars in the woods.

They said the investigation led them to Herring and the discovery of stolen property at his home.

Detectives reported Herring admitted to stealing from several homes and cars, including some in Deer Creek.

Investigators said more clues led them to Livingston Parish, where a joint investigation resulted in multiple burglaries in both parishes being solved.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Authorities are trying to figure out who owns all of the stolen items that were found.

They said the victims will be contacted as soon as all of the evidence is processed and identified.

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