ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. –Detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Unit recently launched a lengthy, multi-jurisdictional investigation with the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office

Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined Jeremy J. Landreneau, 21, 136 Meadow Drive, Ragley, and Eric P. Guidry, 24, 2276 Riverside Drive, Jennings, were involved in numerous thefts in all of the above parishes.

When questioned by detectives in reference to recent burglaries in the Calcasieu Parish area, Landreneau confirmed he purchased numerous tools, heavy equipment, and other miscellaneous items, he knew had been reported stolen. After being placed under arrest, detectives located a small clear bag containing suspected marijuana in Landreneau’s front pocket. During of search of Landreneau’s home, detectives also recovered a white powdery substance believed to be methamphetamines, along with several glass devices used to smoke methamphetamines, in his bedroom.

When detectives questioned Guidry, who was located by the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office and is currently incarcerated in their jail, he confirmed he stole two utility trailers from a business on Highway 3059 in Lake Charles on September 7. Guidry is charged with 2 counts of theft over $1,500. Landreneau was booked into the CCC and charged with illegal possession of stolen property over $1,500; possession of marijuana; possession of CDS I; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been released on a $10,000 bond set by Judge David Ritchie.

During further investigation, CPSO detectives discovered Landreneau and Guidry were selling or trading the stolen property to Karl A. Gott, 48, 4816 Cypress Lake Drive, Moss Bluff.

On October 25, detectives responded to Gott’s home to execute a search warrant. When detectives approached Gott, he intentionally destroyed suspected crystal meth in front of detectives before being apprehended. Detectives also arrested John R. Rigmaiden, 42, 937 Martin Baggett Loop, Longville, who was at the home, after he was found to be in possession of suspected crystal meth.

During a search of Gott’s home and property, detectives recovered two dirt bikes that were reported stolen in Acadia Parish, a flatbed trailer and a welding machine reported stolen in Jeff Davis Parish, and a tractor reported stolen in Allen Parish.

During a further search, detectives also recovered suspected marijuana and two semi-automatic handguns from inside Gott’s home.

Gott and Rigmaiden were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and both charged with possession of CDS II; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gott is also charged with 2 counts of possession of firearms in presence of narcotics; possession of marijuana; and obstruction of justice.

Gott was released on an $8,750 bond set by Judge Wilford Carter and Rigmaiden was released on a $3,500 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.

The stolen items were recovered by detectives and returned to the victims.

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