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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office seeks leads in thefts

  • Bastrop Police Department still looking for suspect in homicide
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  • The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is still looking for information relating to several recent thefts.
    On July 3, someone broke into a vehicle that was parked at a local church and stole several credit cards. Footage released from Walmart and Walgreens has captured two unidentified suspects using the stolen cards. According to Chief Criminal Investigator Major Rose Worley, similar cases have been reported in Arkansas, and the MPSO is in contact with law enforcement there to find out if these crimes could be connected.
    “Once again, we want to urge everyone to keep their vehicles locked and also their houses,” Worley said.
    On July 9, $3,000 worth of equipment including two tires and an axel and another tire were reported stolen from a rice tender machine on Long Lonesome Road.
    The Bastrop Police Department is also looking for leads in a recent homicide. At approximately 10:20 p.m. July 13, a man identified as 49 year old Jimmy Lee Davis of Bastrop was shot and killed on East Jefferson in Bastrop right next to the Morehouse Parish Library.
    Crime Stoppers is seeking leads from the public to assist in identifying the suspect in this crime. Two people witnessed the crime and were able to provide the BPD with a description of the suspect.
    The suspect is a black male with dark skin between the age of 19 and 20. He is approximately five-feet six-inches tall to five-feet seven-inches tall, is described as having a muscular build and a high-low haircut, which means his hair is higher in the front and on top and then shorter at the bottom and the back.
    Anyone with any information regarding these offenses may call Crime Stoppers at 281.0050; the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141 or the Bastrop Police Department at 281.1322. In regards to the missing cattle, tips can also be called in to the Livestock Brand Commissions Crime Stoppers hotline at 1.800.558.9741.Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in felony cases.

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