Burglary suspect arrested, stolen vehicle recovered
POSTED: Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 11:34am
Livingston Parish, LA — Deputies in the Burglary Division of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested 49-year old Dewey Morgan in connection with a July 11, 2012 theft at 32719 Carol Ann Drive in Denham Springs.
Morgan was arrested on July 14, 2012 during a traffic stop on Amite Baptist Church Road. Deputies were able to identify him as the suspect in the Carol Ann Drive burglary because of home surveillance footage. That footage captured a white male with tattoos on both upper arms rummaging through three unlocked vehicles and the carport area of the residence. In the video, the suspect, now identified as Dewey Morgan, also drives away in a white 2005 Toyota Tacoma 2 WD.
That 2005 Toyota Tacoma 2 WD was located on July 12, 2012 with the assistance of the East Baton Rouge Parish Auto Theft Division. The truck was found in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart located at 10200 Sullivan Road in Central. It was missing approximately $5,000 in tools and had damage to the driver’s side.
In video obtained from Wal-Mart, Morgan can be seen driving the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 2 WD into the parking lot, then being picked up in a separate vehicle.
Dewey Morgan has been charged with 3 counts - Simple Burglary, 1 count - Felony Theft. Bond has been set at $55,000. A parole hold has also been placed on Morgan from West Baton Rouge Parish.
Edward Belcher has also been charged with 1 count - Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.
Bond is set at $500.00.