Second suspect arrested in Haughton vehicle burglary

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:36pm

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the second suspect wanted in the vehicle burglary that occurred early January in the Forest Hills subdivision in Haughton has been captured.

Rocky J. Walters, 40, of the 4100 block of Wayne Ave. in Bossier City, was arrested at his residence early Tuesday afternoon. Bossier Sheriff’s deputies identified Walters as the second vehicle burglary suspect for stealing items from vehicles in Forest Hills around 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 11. A homeowner in the neighborhood caught the culprits breaking into his vehicle, and with the help of a neighbor was able to hold Marshall at gunpoint until Bossier deputies arrived. A search by deputies and K-9 units for the second suspect, later identified as Walters, was unsuccessful.

Bossier Sheriff’s detectives worked with the U.S. Marshals Service, who took Walters into custody Tuesday. Agents found Walters hiding in the back bedroom of his residence. After a brief struggle with agents, Walters was arrested and charged with six counts of simple burglary, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting an officer.

Two others living in the residence were also arrested after they lied to agents about knowing the whereabouts of Walters. Drug charges were also made by the Bossier Combine Narcotics Task Force.

Elbert Cole III, 42, was charged with accessory after the fact, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Andreaca M. Coleman, 19, was charged with accessory after the fact, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and obstruction of justice.

All were transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking, with a bond of $141,000 for Walters. Bond for Cole and Coleman is pending.


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