ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office detectives have been able to solve 31 burglaries in Ascension Parish following the arrests of Eric Troquille, 31, his brother Devin Troquille, 18, and Joshua Livingston, 20, last week.
Deputies were searching for a fourth suspect, Austin Gilbert, 18, who is also believed to be involved in these burglaries. On Monday evening, Gilbert turned himself in. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
On Tuesday, October 18, deputies began searching the Dutchtown area in an attempt to locate Eric and Devin. Deputies were able to locate and arrest Devin. He was transported to the Ascension Parish Jail.
During the investigation, it was learned that a third suspect, identified as Livingston, was also involved in the burglaries. He was arrested on Wednesday, October 19.
Eric then turned himself in to deputies on the morning of Thursday, October 20 and was transported to the Ascension Parish Jail.
All three men are charged with 31 counts of simple burglary of a vehicle, 29 counts of criminal trespass, three counts of simply burglary of a residence, six counts of of theft of a firearm, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, and possession of a stolen vehicle. Gilbert will be facing the same charges.
"Thankfully we have brought to justice one group of thieves in the Dutchtown/Geismar area. Furthermore, this is year another stark reminder for all citizens to protect themselves and their property and that should start with locking your doors at all times," said Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.
This case is still under investigation.