Man caught stealing fishing equipment

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports Joseph Harrison Mott II (age-52) of Sulphur, Louisiana was arrested on May 21.
Sometime after midnight, Saturday, May 21 Sabine Parish Sheriff Patrol Deputies caught Mott attempting to take items from a boat at Bridge Bay Resort near the Pendleton Bridge on Toledo Bend Lake.
Deputies discovered various rods and reels, tackle, and other fishing equipment in Mott’s vehicle.
Shortly before daylight this morning, another fisherman on Pine Ridge Road, which is near the end of LA Highway 1215 on Toledo Bend Lake, reported fishing equipment stolen. The items taken matched the items Deputies found in Mott’s vehicle earlier that night.
Since approximately 1987, Mott has a history of burglary and theft in south Louisiana according to his criminal history record.
Mott is the prime suspect in other rod and reel and fishing equipment thefts over the last few months on Toledo Bend lake and additional criminal charges are pending.
Mott was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for 2-counts of Simple burglary, Theft $5,000-$25,000, Criminal trespass, Simple criminal damage to property.
No bond has been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.

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