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Three arrested, one wanted for vehicle burglaries in Morgan City, Berwick

Morgan City Police
Posted at 10:32 AM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 18:01:11-05

Three men have been arrested and another is wanted following an investigation into vehicle burglaries in Morgan City and Berwick.

Police say they were called to investigate several vehicle burglaries on November 8 in the Lake Side subdivision. Berwick Police responded to several similar calls in Berwick and the two departments began a joint investigation.

During the course of their investigation, police were able to obtain surveillance video and develop potential suspects and a vehicle involved.

In the early morning hours of November 9, a vehicle fitting the description was located. Officers say the vehicle was linked to a room at a hotel in the area of Highway 182.

A firearm reported stolen out of Pearl River and suspected marijuana were allegedly found inside the vehicle.

A search warrant was executed on the hotel room where four people, Brandon Grayson, Ronald Ray Madere Jr., Kendrick Demourelle, and Antonio Detrelle Robinson, were identified as suspects.

During their search Investigators say they located ten additional firearms along with cellular devices, US Currency, and Credit Cards that that are believed to have been stolen during burglaries in multiple jurisdictions.

Seven of these firearms were reportedly confirmed stolen from the Morgan City, Berwick, St. Tammany ,and Rapides Parish areas.

Police say they were able to link Grayson, Demourelle, and Robinson as the culprits in the burglaries.

Ronald Ray Madere Jr., who was not linked to the burglaries, was found to hold active arrest warrants through the St. Tammany Parish and St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Offices.

Police say that Robinson had fled the scene prior to the investigation and is still wanted by police.

Grayson, Madere, and Demourelle were arrested and booked into the Morgan City Jail. An additional suspect, Tyler Hartley, was taken into custody in Morgan City; he and Grayson were transported back to Berwick where they were booked on charges in that jurisdiction.

An investigation is ongoing.

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