The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office says a Tuesday afternoon pursuit of a suspected vehicle involved in an Iota burglary, led to a multi-parish investigation. A suspect has been arrested.
Acadia Sheriff K.P. Gibson says that earlier in the week, Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish featured a burglary on Cattail Lane near Iota. Surveillance video from a neighboring residence captured the image of a Jeep Patriot vehicle believed to be involved in burglary out of Iota.
Estherwood Police attempted to stop a Jeep Patriot matching this description, which led to an alleged pursuit and suspect fleeing the vehicle on foot. After multiple agencies responded, the suspect was taken into custody. During the course of the investigation, it is believed that at least 2 people were involved in daytime kick-in burglaries within several parishes.
Victims in the burglaries which occurred on October 2, 2018, reported having their doors kicked in and items including guns and televisions were taken from their residences during daytime hours. Deputies received 3 separate reports of burglaries in the Hathaway/North Roanoke area.
“With multiple agencies investigating this suspect and others, we know it will take some time to sort through cases. We ask that the public be patient with investigators as we work to bring a successful conclusion to these investigations” stated Sheriff KP Gibson.
The suspect arrested is identified as 34-year-old Danny Sylvester of Breaux Bridge. He has been charged with two counts of burglary, one count of attempted home invasion, flight from an officer, reckless operation and illegal possession of a firearm.
His bond has been set at $254,000.
Anyone with information regarding these investigations, Danny Sylvester or his associates is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS or download the P3 app to report your tip anonymously.