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Two suspects arrested in Campti thefts

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CAMPTI, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office investigation in recent thefts leads to arrest of two suspects.

According to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr., Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Detectives have arrested a couple in connection with recent thefts in the Campti area. On September 17, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a reported theft in the 300 block of LeBrum Street in Campti, La.

During the investigation, deputies said they learned that the complainant discovered a Poulan chainsaw missing from his utility shed, after two subjects had been to his residence to assist him in cleaning his automobile. Based on additional information obtained during the investigation, NPSO said detectives secured a search warrant for the residence of George Jackson and Kari Woods, in the 100 block of Adkins Street, Campti, La.

According to NPSO, on September 18, detectives executed the search warrant, recovering assorted tools, hydraulic hoses, safety glasses, a 12-volt battery, gloves, two gallons of antifreeze, a six-ton jack, assorted grease fittings and other miscellaneous items.

NPSO said detectives learned after the serving the search warrant, that the seized items were the property of Kansas City Southern Railroad, and were stolen from a employee's vehicle at the KCS Sub-Station on Railroad Street in Campti, La. Detectives also recovered the stolen chainsaw hidden in some brush across the street from the suspect's residence.

As a result of the investigation, NPSO Detectives arrested George A. Jackson, 52, of the 100 block of Adkins Street, Campti, La. and Kari Nicole Woods, 30, of 100 block of Adkins Street, Campti, La. Jackson was charged with one count of Theft and one count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things valued over $500. Woods was charged with one count of Theft.

According to NPSO, both suspects were booked in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and they remain incarcerated. Detective Darrel Winder, Asst. Chief Reginald Turner, Campti Police Department, and the NPSO Patrol Division were involved in the investigation and arrests.

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