Apr 12, 2013 4:51 PM by KATC
A 23-year-old Sulphur man has been arrested for stealing a vehicle from the Academy of Training Skills(ATS) facility.
JDPSO Spokesperson Commander Christopher Ivey says ATS in Lacassine reported a stolen motor vehicle from their facility. Ivey says Cedric Gary, who was sent to the Academy of Training Skills on a robbery charge, left the vehicle in a van without permission.
An investigation discovered Gary was in Beaumont,TX at a relatives' home and JDPSO allerted authorites there. Beaumont Police Department located Gary and recovered the stolen vehicle.
Gary was extradited to the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail, where he is being held on a $100,000 bond for the charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
The Academy of Training Skills (ATS) is a Judicial Agency Residential Referral Facility, the first of it's kind. This facility aids the judicial system by providing an alternative to taxpayer-funded incarceration of individuals charged with lesser offenses. The program is intended for individuals awaiting trial who voluntarily agree to enter the program rather than face standard incarceration in jail or prison.