Louisana suspects apprehended
Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s office and the Orange Police Department spent the day Tuesday searching for three suspects from Louisiana who allegedly ditched two stolen vehicles from a Lafayette dealership.
Law enforcement began looking around 8 a.m. when the stolen vehicles were discovered at a gas station at the corner of Interstate 10 and Simmons Drive. One suspect was quickly taken into custody while law enforcement began their search in nearby areas. Two of the suspects were believed to have ran into the swamp near Bluebird Fish Camp. Helicopters, airboats, dogs, horses and manpower were all used to locate the suspects. In the end it was the Orange County Sheriff’s Office who located the suspects with personnel from their marine division.
Arrested were John Malbrough and, both 20 from Lafayette, and Cleon Green, 20, from Broussard, La. They are charged with felonies of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Evading Detention.
As of press time, they had not been arraigned and bond had not been set. They remain in the custody of Orange County Jail officials.