Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Friday, December 10, 2010, APSO Detectives arrested Kenneth Benoit 29yoa, of 122 Teddy Street, and Cody Theriot 30yoa of 110 Bayou Drive, in connection with the investigation into recent welding lead thefts in the Pierre Part area. Welding leads are commonly stolen because they contain copper that can be sold to scrap metal dealers.
Benoit was charged with 8 counts of Felony Theft and Theriot was charged with 2 counts of Felony Theft. Bond to be set by District Judge.
This matter remains under investigation.
Anyone with information concerning this matter can contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 985-526-1627 or the Communications Division at 985-369-2912.