Caught in the Act
Poor planning can make any project fall apart at the seams. The guy in the picture, Marty D. Ashworth, planned poorly. He got busted right there at the scene of the crime.
Kim Meyers of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office gave us the details on this one:
On June 23, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a home on Edson Street in Sulphur. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a witness observed Marty D. Ashworth, 21, 2111 Trailer Street, Sulphur, and a 15 year old juvenile, burglarize the home and flee on foot. Moments later, deputies located Ashworth and the juvenile close to the burglarized home.
When questioned by deputies, Ashworth and the juvenile confirmed they burglarized the home and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
Ashworth and the 15 year old juvenile were both arrested. Ashworth was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and the 15 year old juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center, and both are charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling; and theft under $500. Ashworth is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $37,500.
The stolen cash was recovered by deputies and returned to the victim.
CPSO Cpl. Jeremiah Landry and Deputy Aaron Cole were the arresting deputies and Detective Ross Vartuli is the lead investigator on this case.
Hats off to the CPSO for stopping this one in progress!