ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On February 18, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a Lake Charles law office in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with an employee of the business who advised when she arrived at work that morning, she discovered their office had been broken into and a television and a laptop bag, worth over $350, were missing.

On February 20, CPSO received another call from the same law office in reference to their office being burglarized again and a portable heater, valued at over $100, was missing.

During further investigation, deputies reviewed surveillance video from the business which captured a man, later identified as Paul J. LaBorde, 46, 126 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, leaving the business on both occasions with the stolen items.

When questioned by detectives, LaBorde confirmed he burglarized the business and stole the items.

LaBorde, who is currently on parole for a 2004 conviction of manslaughter in Jefferson Parish, was arrested on February 20 and charged with 2 counts of simple burglary; and 2 counts of theft under $500.

Judge Wilford Carter set his bond at $6,500.

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

CPSO Detective James Leubner is the lead investigator on this case.

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