(Campti)-A Sabine Parish man has been arrested in connection with a business burglary in north Natchitoches Parish according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
On Friday evening, May 27, at approximately 11:13 pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a business burglary at the Dollar General located in the 3100 block of US-71 in Campti.
A witness reportedly observed a male entering the business through a broken front door glass.
A deputy arrived on scene within 4 minutes observing forced entry.
The deputy observed forced entry into the business. A perimeter was set-up observing exits until additional back-up units could arrive on scene.
While on scene, the deputy could her noises leading him to believe the suspect was still inside the building.
Verbal commands were given to exit the business when the suspect acknowledged he was in the building providing the deputy what was later learned to be a false name.
Additional deputies and Campti Police arrived on scene to assist.
Shortly thereafter, deputies entered the business discovering the suspect barricaded in a rear storage room.
Deputies and Campti Police began communicating with the suspect. The suspect then informed deputies he would speak with Campti Police Chief Greg Eldridge. As, Eldridge was making entry into the room, deputies could observe the suspect was not armed, leading them to breach the door and take the suspect identified as Devin D. Riley into custody without incident.
Devin D. Riley, 29, of the 5100 block of Texas Highway, Many, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-Count of Simple Burglary and 1-Count of Criminal Trespassing.
Riley remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
Involved in the arrest were: Deputy C. Willis, Sgt. M. Robertson, Deputy B. Keyser, Deputy K. Charest and Campti Police Chief G. Eldridge.
Sheriff Wright, stated “we believe the quick response of our deputies prevented any merchandise being stolen from the business. We commend our deputies for their quick response, planning, and safe capture of the suspect.”
“We would also like to thank the concerned citizen, that observed the suspicious activity, recognizing something was not right and contacting the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office to report it said Sheriff Wright.
If you see something suspicious, say something, contact the NPSO at 352-6432 or if it’s a crime in progress dial 911. Always provide dispatchers with a description of the suspect or vehicle if possible.
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