A Church Point man has been arrested in connection with a June burglary and impersonation of a St. Landry Parish deputy.
According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, on June 24, 2020, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 100 block of Rideau Church Road in Palmetto, in regards to a burglary of a residence. Upon arrival, deputies say they were advised by the victim that a person impersonating a detective from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office contacted him immediately before the burglary.
After an investigation, the sheriff's office says it was determined that 28-year-old Rod Mouille, Jr. knew the victim and did work around the house in the past, giving him knowledge of the residence and its contents.
Mouille allegedly called the victim, told him that he was a detective from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and requested that the victim meet with him in Opelousas, a release states.
While the victim was lured from his residence, the sheriff's office say that Mouille allegedly broke into the victim’s home and stole the several firearms. Those included a .22 magnum pistol, 16 gauge youth shotgun, .22 caliber magnum rifle, and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.
On June 29, 2020, Mouille contacted the victim through social media and text messages where he allegedly admitted to burglarizing the residence and stealing the firearms. The sheriff's office says Mouille also stated that he sold the firearms to another individual.
On November 10, Mouille, Jr. was booked at the St. Landry Parish Jail for Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, Fraudulent Personation of a Police Officer and Theft of a Firearm (4 Counts). No bond was set.
More arrests are expected in this case at a later date.
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