Authorities arrest 14 on looting charges during historic flooding

Dollar General in north Baton Rouge looted several times during historic flooding

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - While many were displaced from their homes and uncertain about what will happen to them because of massive flooding, law enforcement said some people tried to take advantage of the situation.

Authorities said they arrested 14 people suspected of breaking into stores in areas affected by the natural disaster.

The Baker Police Department said it also arrested a group on looting charges:

Dedrick Green, 25, of Baker
Tristen Aubert, 25, Baker
Anthony Kinchen, 32, of Baker
Michael Dunn, 36, of Baker

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following looting arrests:

Dewayne Winborne, 24, of Baton Rouge
Kentrell Henderson, 27, of Baton Rouge
James Henderson, 20, of Baton Rouge
Aaron Pounds, 21, of Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge Police Department said it arrested the following suspects:

Dewayne Curry, 18
Darnell House, 20
Adrienne Bard, 50
Ronald Talbert, 61
A 16-year-old
A 15-year-old

Baker PD reported Green, Aubert, Kinchen and Dunn were arrested around 11 a.m. They are accused of stealing alcohol and cigars from Brother's Food Mart on Groom Road. All four are charged with looting, burglary and unauthorized entry during emergency or disaster. Green and Kinchen were also charged with possession of marijuana.

EBRSO said Winborne, the Hendersons and Pounds were arrested around 8 p.m. They are accused of stealing $750 worth of merchandise from the Dollar General on South Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge. They are all charged with looting, theft and violation of state of emergency proclamation. Winborne was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The details about the six people arrested by BRPD will be provided when more information is learned.

All 14 suspects were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Bonds have not been set.

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