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NPSO: Four Arrested for Burglaries

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Strickland Strickland
Johnson Johnson
Alford Alford
Paddie Paddie

NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives have concluded a month-long investigation in connection with a series of burglaries of a vacant residence in west Natchitoches Parish, according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

On Wednesday May 7th, at approximately 4:24pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a reported residential burglary in the 300 block of Willie Banes Road near Provencal, La.

Deputies say upon their arrival and while speaking with the complainant they learned that entry had been gained into the residence through a carport door.

Items reported stolen were a General Electric Refrigerator, a Farm hay rack, Troy-Bilt wood chipper, ban saw, rotor saw, drill press machine, air conditioner, assorted tools, and other assorted items valued at $6000 (six-thousand) dollars.

Some of the items were also taken from the exterior of the residence.

The case was then turned over to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division for investigative purposes.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified four suspects in the case as being Byron Scott Johnson, James Matthew Strickland, Staci Shannon Alford, and Jackson Paul Paddie.

Detectives then began interviewing suspects in the investigation, learning they burglarized the residence on different occasions on or about May 1st, and May 2nd, 2014.

Detectives obtained sufficient evidence and probable cause to obtain criminal arrest warrants signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge.

As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested:

James Matthew Strickland, 21 of Robeline, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on May 15th, charged with 2-counts of Simple Burglary.

Bryon Scott Johnson, 21 of Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on May 20th, charged with 2-counts of Simple Burglary.

Staci Shannon Alford, 40 of Natchitoches, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on June 9th, charged with 1-count of Felony Theft, and 1-count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things valued over $500.

Jackson Paul Paddie, 17 of Campti, La., booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on June 11th, charged with 1-count of Simple Burglary.

Johnson and Paddie remain in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center while Alford and Strickland have been released on bonds pending their court appearance

Some of the stolen items sold in the Natchitoches area have been recovered according to Chief Investigator Greg Dunn.

Detective Wyn McDowell was assisted by the NPSO Patrol Division.

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