Posted: Aug 29, 2013 11:46 AM
A Lake Charles man is in jail on theft and possession of stolen things charges after detectives found he had pawned a stolen generator and sold a stolen cultivator to a local scrap yard.
On Aug. 21, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a business on W. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles in reference to a theft.
Deputies spoke with an employee of the business who advised a 7,800 watt generator and a tractor cultivator, both valued at more than $1,500, were recently stolen off a trailer parked behind the business.
During further investigation, detectives learned Robert N. Carter, 29, 1945 Merganser Street, Lake Charles, pawned the stolen generator at a local pawn shop on Aug. 17. Detectives also discovered on Aug. 19, Carter brought the stolen cultivator to a local scrap yard in exchange for money.
On Aug. 28, Carter was arrested on and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with two counts of illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500 and one count of theft under $500.
Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $50,000.
The stolen generator was recovered and returned to the business.