Tangipahoa Sheriff deputies arrest man for simple burglary

Published: Aug. 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2014 at 7:55 PM CDT
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TANGIPAHOA, LA (WAFB) - The Tangipahoa Sheriff’s office recently arrested a man for simple burglary of an apartment residence and possession of marijuana.

LeDarrin Walker was also arrested on charges of stolen property and failure to signal.  Deputies say on Aug. 8 they were called to the John Monteleone Apartments on Kohnke Hill Road where someone witnessed a tall Black male breaking into an apartment. He fled the scene in a white Mercury Grand Marquis.  After searching for the vehicle for 45 minutes, deputies found the car and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver was identified as the suspect and taken into custody. Officials say they found a partially smoke marijuana cigarette and an electronic device that was linked to the apartment burglary.  Walker later confessed to the burglary.

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