Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports the arrest of Eric J.
Smith Jr. 21yoa of 706 Sherron Ave,
Baker, LA, in connection with the theft of a four-wheeler and dirt bike from a
Napoleonville residence. The ATVs, which
are valued at approximately $15,000, were reported stolen on October 30, 2013,
from the 1600 block of Hwy 402.
course of the investigation, detectives reviewed video footage from area
businesses and were able to identify a newer model, red Dodge pickup truck
leaving the area with the stolen items on a trailer. This information led to the identification of
Eric J. Smith Jr. who was working in the area making repairs to the bridge on
Hwy 402. Smith was subsequently
interviewed and confessed to detectives.
Both ATVs were returned with minimal damage.
from Baker Police Department, Zachery Police Department, and the West Baton
Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were instrumental in the successful outcome of
subsequently arrested for District Court warrants for two counts of Felony
Theft. Smith is currently incarcerated
at the Assumption
Center. Bond was set at $10,000.
additional information concerning this matter is asked to contact the Detective
Donnie Calamia at the Criminal Investigation Division (985-526-1627) or the
Communications Division (985-369-2912).