Sheriff: Leesville burglary suspect caught while throwing snowballs shirtless in Wisconsin; other suspect turns himself in

Ricky Ashworth (left) and Nick Ashworth (right)
Ricky Ashworth (left) and Nick Ashworth (right)(Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 6:36 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 5:47 PM CST
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Leesville, LA (KPLC) - The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office said both suspects accused in two home burglaries around the Leesville area are in custody.

Ricky Ashworth, 27, of Leesville, was arrested in Wisconsin by the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office when they responded to a report of a shirtless man in the street throwing snowballs at people on Nov. 24.

After speaking with Ricky Ashworth, deputies performed a criminal history check and found that he had a warrant for his arrest in Vernon Parish for burglaries in the Burr Ferry community. He was arrested and booked into the Sheboygan County Jail to be extradited back to Vernon Parish.

Nick Ashworth turned himself in to VPSO on Nov. 30.