4 suspects arrested for motorcycle theft in Pineville

Martin Wesley Whatley, 40, Raymond John Earnest Green, 23, Tina Louise Whatley, 34, and Yolanda Lee Royal, 42. (Credit to Photos: RPSO)

ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSO) - Four individuals have been arrested for the theft of a motorcycle and other items totaling $300 in value.

Martin Wesley Whatley, 40, has been charged with the possession of stolen items of $300 dollar value. Tina Louise Whatley, 34, Raymond John Earnest Green, 23, and Yolanda Lee Royal, 42, have each been charged with simple burglary.

On February 20th, 2018, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the 600 block of Washboard Rd. Pineville, LA. Sheriff’s Detectives also responded and began their investigation. One of the larger items taken was a red and white dirt bike motorcycle.

During the investigation, detectives located the dirt bike in the 900 block of Philadelphia Rd. A search warrant was conducted at the residence of Martin Whatley on Philadelphia Rd. and arrest warrants were obtained for Whatley for possession of stolen things < $300.

Further investigation by detectives led to other suspects in the burglary identified as Tina Whatley, Raymond Green, and Yolanda Royal. Detectives were able to locate all three subjects at a residence on Lions Club Road Pineville, LA and through their continued investigation, detectives were able to gather enough evidence to establish probable cause to effect an arrest on all three suspects for simple burglary.

All four suspects were placed under arrest and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Martin Wesley Whatley was released on an $850.00 bond. Tina Whatley remains in jail on a $10,000.00 bond. Green remains in jail on a $5000.00 bond. Royal remains in jail on a $10,000.00 bond.

Sheriff’s Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are possible.

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