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NPSO Detectives arrest Clarence man in ongoing theft investigation

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Detectives search for suspect after one arrest in theft investigation.

According to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff  Victor Jones Jr., on Jan. 22, Detectives were contacted about a theft on La. Hwy 1226 near Clarence, La. Detectives learned that  the complainant had left the key to his house with a caretaker while in an assisted facility for a medical condition

NPSO said after his release, he returned home and allegedly discovered several missing items including jewelry, appliances and lawn equipment valued over $500. The investigation led detectives to identify the caretaker and an accomplice as suspects. Detectives also learned of multiple items valued at around $1,000 sold in the Natchitoches area that were also identified as stolen

According to NPSO, on Jan. 31, Detectives located the suspect and after conducting an interview, arrested Bobby Gorum, 50, of Clarence, La. Gorum was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with two counts of Felony Theft, and six counts of Theft by Fraud. Detectives said Gorum confessed to the thefts, and he remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

NPSO said some of the items have been recovered in the Natchitoches area. Detectives are continuing to search for an additional suspect in the investigation identified as Cindy Joy Thompson, 55, possibly using the name Cindy Garlington. Thompson is described by NPSO as a white female, 5'6", 123 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. NPSO said Thompson's last known address is in the Saline area of Bienville Parish.

Thompson is wanted by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office for three counts of Felony Theft by Fraud. Detectives ask that if you see Thompson, not to approach her, but to contact the NPSO at (318) 352-6432 or your local law enforcement agency.

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