Deputies arrest man suspected of breaking into 21 storage units

Deputies arrest man suspected of breaking into 21 storage units

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of breaking into nearly two dozen storage units is behind bars, according to investigators.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Matthew Starns, 35, of Prairieville, is suspected of burglarizing units at 621 Plaza Mini Storage on LA 621 in Prairieville.

Chief Deputy Bobby Webre with APSO said Starns is believed to have broken into 21 storage units. He added detectives were able to get vehicle and suspect descriptions from surveillance video and Starns was later identified.

According to Webre, detectives arrested Starns at a convenience store Thursday and a search of his vehicle turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Starns was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on charges of simple burglary (21 counts), possession of marijuana, felony theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and no insurance. His bond was set at $65,000.

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