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RPSO make cutting torch theft arrest

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On March 29, 2014, deputies at the Tioga Sub-station were contacted by a complainant about a theft, stated Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. 

According to RPSO, the complainant alleged that Derrick Dunn, 44, of Pineville, who occasionally works for the complainant, was loaned a cutting torch with associated hoses and acetylene/oxygen bottles. 

This occurred several months prior, RPSO said, with the understanding Dunn would return it when he was finished with it.  Weeks turned to months and Dunn intentionally avoided all contact with the complainant. 

Eventually, the complainant had a chance contact with Dunn and he agreed to come to Tioga Substation with the complainant, where they made contact with deputies, RPSO reported. 

RPSO reported Dunn alleged the equipment was stolen from him and that is why he had not returned it.  The complainant filed a report of theft, with an agreement with Dunn to return the items by April 1, and no criminal charges would be pursued. 

On April 1, the complainant made contact with detectives and stated Dunn had not returned the items and wanted to pursue the matter. 

On April 2, an arrest warrant was obtained for Dunn and on April 3, contact was made with Dunn when he subsequently turned himself in to detectives at Tioga Substation. 

Dunn was booked in the Rapides Parish Detention Center for Theft $500-$1500.  Dunn was later released on a $2500.00 bond.  At this time the equipment has not been recovered.

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