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Texas man arrested for looting, burglaries in Calcasieu Parish

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 15:00:04-05

A Texas man accused of multiple burglaries and looting across Louisiana and Texas has been identified as the suspect wanted in Calcasieu Parish on the same charges.

Between July 8 and October 5, 2020, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to numerous residential burglaries in the areas of Little Drive, Portrush Drive, St. Andrews Drive, and Sassafras Way, all in Lake Charles, according to a spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say the suspect made forced entry into the homes and stole numerous high valued items such as jewelry and purses. The investigations revealed the suspect stole more than $65,000 worth of items from inside the homes.

After a joint investigation, involving the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, who were also having similar burglaries in their communities, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Justin J. Andrews, 42, of Sealy, Texas.

On February 9, Calcasieu Parish detectives issued warrants for Andrews' arrest on charges of four counts of looting; five counts of criminal property damage; four counts of theft and simple burglary

Andrews is currently incarcerated in Fort Bend County, Texas.

Judge Tony Fazzio set his total bond at $417,500. Andrews is currently awaiting extradition to Louisiana.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests and charges are possible, the spokesperson stated.

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