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Residential Burglary Arrests - Friday, August 4, 2017

DATE:            FRIDAY, AUGUST 04, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ARRESTS

DAX MICHAEL PREJEAN and GAGE M. BLANCHARD

 

NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Dax Michael Prejean, 23, of 1421 Camden Lake, Baton Rouge, LA and Gage M. Blanchard, 21, of 136 Napoleon Avenue, Napoleonville, LA, in connection with the July 28, 2017 residential burglary of a home off of LA 1 near Napoleonville.

Sheriff’s office personnel responded to a complaint of the burglary on the aforementioned date and noted that forced entry had been made into the home.

The victims reported that a safe containing an amount of U.S. currency and other valuables had been stolen.

Investigators received information from a witness identifying a vehicle similar to that owned by Prejean as having been near the residence at the time of the burglary.  Detectives developed information that Prejean and Blanchard may have been involved in the burglary.

The suspects were located at a Thibodaux hotel.  With assistance of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, detectives made contact with both suspects and conducted interviews of each.  Based on those interviews, detectives obtained arrest warrants and charged both suspects on Thursday with Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling.

Detectives were able to recover goods from the hotel room which were purchased with funds stolen during the burglary.  The suspect vehicle was located in the hotel parking lot.

Both Prejean and Blanchard remain incarcerated at the Assumption Parish Detention Center pending bond hearings.

 

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.