Man caught speeding in school zone is alleged church burglar

RAW: Brusly Police arrest man suspected in Addis church burglary
Broderick Mullins (Source: WAFB)
Broderick Mullins (Source: WAFB)

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of burglarizing two churches was arrested by Brusly Police Monday.

Broderick Mullins, 35, was wanted in connection to breaking into a back office of the Addis Baptist Church Friday, May 6, around 10 a.m.

"He went into the office, first confronted with the victim. She asked him what he was doing there and he ends up asking for the pastor," said Addis Det. Bill Starnes. "He then came back when she was in an opposite office with another employee and when she came back, he was coming out of her office."

Starnes said he allegedly got away with her wallet. He then allegedly drove across the street to La Petite Learning Center, where he was caught on camera.

Starnes said Mullins is caught on video pulling into the parking lot, getting out to walk up to the front door. However, because La Petite's owner said they keep their doors locked all the time, he left and tried the back doors, which were also locked, so he left.

Two parishes over in Livingston, Mullins had a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly breaking into an office at the Amite Baptist Church.

That's where a man walked into the front doors of the church and ran into one of the pastors, who even prayed with him. The man allegedly told the pastor he needed money and the pastor told him where to apply for help. The pastor thought the man then left.

Instead, the man got in his car and drove around to a back office. The man was caught on camera seen walking in the hallway, once again stealing a wallet from a purse.

Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Brusly Police's Sgt. Jason Fontenot saw a truck speeding in a school zone. The driver was Mullins. Sgt. Fontenot said he saw a couple of wallets in the vehicle and called the truck's owner.

"At that time, the owner advised the vehicle had been stolen," said Sgt. Fontenot.

Kiran: "Do you have anything to say?"
Mullins: "It wasn't me. I went to the place. I told them it wasn't me. I came back from Atlanta today to prove it wasn't me. I was in Atlanta today."
Kiran: "Did you break into a church in Denham Springs?"
Mullins: "No."
Kiran: "Why would you break into a church?"
Mullins: "I didn't."

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Mullins is charged with one count of simple burglary of a religious building.

While Mullins is in West Baton Rouge Parish for now, Livingston Parish now has to place a hold on him for him to be charged in the Denham Springs church burglary.

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