With the arrest of Joshua Sanders, 15585 Old Bonita Rd. and Michael Head, 15050 Old Berlin Rd., investigators with the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Department cleared up several theft complaints.
Information regarding various stolen items led investigators Libby Brixey and Jeremy Streeter to a local recycling center where they were able to recover some of the items and ascertain the identity of the person who sold the goods.
Michael Head was located at his residence and during questioning, it was learned that a second local man, identified as Joshua Sanders, had been a part of the theft. When the investigators went to Sanders' home, they noticed what appeared to be a marijuana plant growing in the back yard. Sanders was taken into custody and both men were placed in the Morehouse Parish jail.
The duo were charged with misdemeanor theft, two counts of conspiracy and felony theft. Sanders was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and cultivation of marijuana.
Investigators with the MPSO are also investigating a theft which occurred between 10 p.m. Oct. 16 and 8 a.m. Oct. 17. The complainant stated that a vehicle, located at a residence on the Cooper Lake Rd., had been broken into and the following items were missing
• White Cabalito Costas sunglasses valued at $300;
• An UK flashlight valued at $50;
• A camouflaged Matthews Rezzens 7.0 compound bow with an Apache rest stabilizer and Camo Extreme light sights valued at $1,300;
• A Matthews soft case with camouflage on each end;
• A silver Seiko dive watch valued at $200;
• A Rossi .22 cal. pistol valued at $300;
Investigators are also investigating the theft of cooper from a 10 ton Carrier air conditioning unit located at the old Chevrolet building on US 165.
Anyone with any information regarding these thefts or any felony may contact Crimestoppers at 281.0050; the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141 or the Bastrop Police Department at 281.1322. Also, anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects shown on page 2, may call Crimestoppers with that information. Crimestoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in felony cases.