LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested four people in connection with vandalizing pieces of heavy equipment and property damage at a work site.
Sheriff Jason Ard confirmed that 22-year-old Cody Charles McLin, of Albany; 29-year-old James Henson, of Walker; 20-year-old Dustin Olinde, of Walker; and 24-year-old Brittany Parsons, of Tickfaw, were all arrested in connection with the incident.
"Through the investigation, we learned the suspects were joy riding on the equipment. They intentionally rammed the equipment to cause damage and intentionally drove the machinery into the ditches filled with muddy waters," says Ard. "We also learned two of those arrested visited the site on three separated occasions. Another only went to the area one time. The owner estimates the damages are in the $75,000 range. The owner advises this number could easily increase as the machines are inspected."
McLin has been charged with one count each of simple criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and unauthorized use of a moveable.
Henson and Olinde have both been charged with three counts of criminal trespassing, three counts of unauthorized use of a moveable and one count of criminal damage to property.
Parsons has been charged with one count of resisting an officer for giving false information about the whereabouts of Cody McLin.
Olinde and Parsons have both been released on bonds of $14,000 and $500 respectively.
McLin and Henson remain in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. McLin's bond was set at $2,000 and Henson's was set at $14,000.