Detectives questioned Becky Rene Vincent, 26, Joe Primeaux Road, Hayes, who was living at the home while the victim was gone, and she confirmed she took the jewelry and sold some of it to local pawn shops. Vincent also told detectives that she had kept some of the jewelry and would return it to the victim. Detectives were able to recover approximately $7,170 worth of jewelry that had been pawned.
On January 27 Vincent was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft $5,000 to $25,000; and illegal possession of stolen things.
Judge Clayton Davis set her bond at $4,000.
On January 18, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Sidney Derouen Road in Bell City in reference to a theft. Upon arrival deputies spoke with the victim who advised he had several tools and guns missing from his home. The victim advised that in the past a family member, Ryan Joseph Conner, 28, Bell City, had stolen from him and sold the items. The victim believed that Conner was responsible for his missing items.
During further investigation detectives were able to locate several of the stolen power tools a local pawn shop. On January 29, Conner as brought in for questioning.
Conner confirmed to detectives he stole the tools and sold them to a local pawn shop, but denies taking the firearms.
On February 2 Conner was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft $750 to $5,000; and theft of a firearm.
Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $25,000.
CPSO Detective Roy Pesson is the lead investigator on both of these cases.