2 arrested for burglarizing church in Kentwood
POSTED: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 1:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 1:52pm
KENTWOOD, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two men in connection with a church burglary that happened on June 15, 2014, at the Lewiston Baptist Church on Lewiston Road in Kentwood.
Sheriff Edwards reports that the church burglary was discovered early that Sunday morning. Upon deputies arrival, they searched the area and located a broken window, which appeared to where the suspects entered the building.
The alleged suspects then went through the office areas of the church, including the Pastor’s office, which was reported to be locked.
A TV and several AC window units were reported missing.
TPSO Investigators were able to identify two possible suspects, Sterling Dyson, 23, of Wilmer; and Bryce Landry, 23, of Kentwood.
On June 23, Sterling Dyson of Wilmer, LA was taken into custody without incident and charged with one count of burglary of a religious building.
On June 24, Deputies came in contact with Bryce Landry at a residence on North Oak Street in Amite. Landry was taken into custody at that time on two outstanding warrants (one being a theft charge).
After his arrest, and in a voluntary statement, Landry admitted that he did illegally enter the Lewiston Baptist Church and took several items that he loaded into a pickup truck. He then stated that he sold these items to an unknown male for money. Landry was additionally charged with one count of burglary of a religious building.
Both subjects remain in the Parish Jail.