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Opelousas man accused of stealing catalytic converters

Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 16:43:48-05

An Opelousas man is accused of multiple thefts in Ascension Parish.

On January 19, deputies began investigating numerous thefts of catalytic converters from the industrial corridor on Highway 30 in Ascension Parish.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Unit continued the investigation and through a multi-jurisdictional investigation, 28-year-old Bradley Griffin, of Opelousas, was developed as a suspect, according to a spokes person for the Sheriff's Office.

With the assistance of the Broussard Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, evidence was obtained that Griffin allegedly committed the thefts in Ascension Parish and several other parishes throughout Louisiana.

Griffin was located by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office on February 11 where he was arrested and booked for multiple warrants from other agencies.

He was transported to the Ascension Parish Jail on Wednesday, February 18 and booked on charges of four counts of unauthorized entry of a place of business and felony theft over $25,000.

The thefts committed in Ascension Parish estimated a total of $65,000 in monetary loss and damages.

Griffin is suspected of other thefts, and more charges may be pending as this case is still under investigation.

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