Evergreen man arrested after traffic stop, trespassing in towing yard

Chase Middlebrooks (APSO)

MARKSVILLE, La. (APSO) - An Evergreen man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and trespassing into a towing yard.

An APSO deputy conducted a traffic stop on June 8 on a gray pickup truck, passing several vehicles in a no-passing zone on Hwy 1 in Marksville. The driver was identified as Chase A. Middlebrooks, 35, of Evergreen, who had an outstanding warrant for contempt of court - failure to appear.

Middlebrooks was arrested on the warrant and cited for passing in a no passing zone, no driver’s license on person, and no proof of insurance. He was transported to Detention Center 1 in Marksville and booked on the warrant. Middlebrooks’ vehicle was towed from the location of the traffic stop by a local towing company. He was released on Sunday, June 9, around 9:50 a.m.

The same day, around 10:30 a.m., APSO received a call from the towing company that had towed Middlebrooks’ vehicle, of a trespasser trying to remove items from a vehicle on the property. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that Chase Middlebrooks had crawled under a gate at the towing yard, broken a window on his vehicle, and was in the process of removing items from his vehicle when confronted by the property owner.

Since Middlebrooks entered onto the property without permission, he was arrested for criminal trespass and unauthorized entry of a place of business. Middlebrooks was again booked into Detention Center 1 in Marksville.

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