DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN
POSSESSION OF TOOLS FOR
PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Matthew
Edward Johnston, 33, of 1408 Tamar Lake, Austin, Texas, late Monday night after
deputies observed him entering a parked school bus in Pierre Part.
converged on the parked bus and confronted the suspect later identified as
Johnston. Johnston was in possession of
a duffel bag, so deputies searched him and the duffel bag for officer safety.
the search, deputies located a number of financial access cards as well as a
number of tools generally used in commission of a burglary. The financial access cards were in the name
of other persons, businesses and public agencies from the Morgan City area.
investigation, it was determined that the financial access cards had been
stolen from a number of automobiles in the St. Mary Parish area.
was arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked
on charges of:
*Illegal Possession of Stolen Things
*Possession of Tools for a Crime
remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
He will also face charges in St. Mary Parish.
additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland
Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.