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9/14/2015 2:41:01 PM

UPDATE: ARRESTS MADE IN HEAVY EQUIPMENT VANDALISM CASE

Sheriff Jason Ard confirms that four people have been arrested in connection with the vandalism of numerous pieces of heavy equipment and property damage at a work site off Black Mud Road in Livingston.

Sheriff Ard says, ‘Through our investigation, we learned the suspects were joy riding on the equipment. They intentionally rammed the equipment to cause damage and intentionally drove the machinery into ditches filled with muddy waters. We also learned two of those arrested visited the site on three separate occasions. Another only went to the area one time. The owner estimates the damages are in the $75,000 range. The owner advises this number could easily increase as the machines are inspected.’

The following were arrested and charged:

*Cody Charles McLin, 22 of 18968 LA. Hwy. 190, Lot# 8 Albany LA

>McLin remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

>Visit www.lpso.org and click on our ‘Inmate List’ tool at the top of the page for more information.

*James Henson, 29 of 28125 Chelsea St. Walker LA

>Hinson remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

>Visit www.lpso.org and click on our ‘Inmate List’ tool at the top of the page for more information.

*Dustin Olinde, 20 of 16110Ruth Dr. Walker LA

>3 cts. of Criminal Trespassing

>3 cts. of Unauthorized Use of a Moveable

>1 ct. of Criminal Damage to Property - damages totaling $75,000

>Olinde is no longer in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Bond was set at $14,000.

>SEE PICTURE ATTACHED

*Brittany Parsons, 24 of 48480 Woodhaven Rd. Tickfaw LA

>1 ct. Resisting an Officer

>Parsons is no longer in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Bond was set at $500.

>SEE PICTURE ATTACHED

>Sheriff advises that Parsons was charged for giving false information to LPSO detectives regarding the whereabouts of Cody McLin at the time the incident occurred.

All charges – except for trespassing and resisting – are considered felonies.

Sheriff Ard says, ‘Thank you to all those who continue to work with us.’

BACKGROUND:

Suspects Damage Heavy Equipment

During the early morning hours of September 12, 2015, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Black Mud Road in Livingston for a damage to property complaint. The property included several pieces of heavy equipment.

Sheriff Jason Ard says, ‘Some expensive equipment was severely damaged. Unknown suspects traveling by 4-wheelers have been tearing up this location for the last 3 nights. From running bulldozers into ditches and getting them either stuck or water logged to pushing dirt into engines - they really left nothing untouched. I’m hoping someone who knows something about this will come forward. We need to stop this nonsense and let hardworking folks on this property get back to business.’

Anyone with information is asked to call the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 686-2241 x1 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest(s) in this case. All callers remain anonymous.

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