BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man admitted to police he and his juvenile accomplice burglarized eight homes in six days in the Hickory Ridge and Shenandoah areas.
According to the affidavit of probable cause from the Baton Rouge Police Department, 19-year-old Ryan Decarlo Sheppard and his juvenile accomplice burglarized eight homes between March 24, 2015 and March 30, 2015.
On Monday, March 30, Sheppard and the juvenile attempted to break into a home in the 15000 block of Whitewater. The homeowner reported two window panes had been shattered on the back door of his home, but did not believe anyone went inside the house. The homeowner did have video surveillance.
Police say the video shows the two accused burglars looking through the back windows of the house. One of them knocked on the front door to make sure no one was home.
Sheppard was seen in the video learning over a wooden fence where he slapped one of the two dogs in the fenced backyard. Both dogs ran towards the back of the yard.
Sheppard then saw the surveillance cameras and got back into the vehicle where he and the juvenile left.
On March 31, Sheppard was arrested at the Jones Creek Library. He and the juvenile both admitted to the burglaries, and Sheppard admitted to slapping one of the victim's dogs.
Sheppard was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on multiple charges of burglary and one charge of cruelty to animals. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.
The juvenile was booked into the juvenile detention center.