Honeywell Chemical contractor arrested in diesel theft

Honeywell Chemical contractor arrested in diesel theft

POSTED: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:34pm

Ascension Parish Major Kevin Hanna reports the arrest of a contract worker at Honeywell Chemical Plant in Geismar following a two week investigation.

On January 28, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office received reports from Honeywell that off road diesel fuel (red diesel) was being stolen from their loading dock. According to Honeywell calculations approximately 300 gallons of the off road diesel fuel had been stolen. Honeywell owns the dock however it is staffed by contract workers from Kinder Morgan, Hanna said.

Early on during the investigation a Kinder Morgan employee, Jerry McBride, 49, was developed as a suspect in the fuel theft. During the course of the investigation detectives gathered sufficient probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant on McBride for theft.

On February 7, Jerry McBride was arrested at his home located in Denham Springs. He was booked in to the Ascension Parish jail on one count of felony theft. He is still incarcerated on a $5000 set by Judge Alvin Turner.

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