Two Suspects Arrested for ATV Theft

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports two subjects have been arrested for stealing 3 ATVs in northern Sabine Parish since the beginning of the year.

On February 13  a green Honda Rancher was reported missing from Ryals Road in Converse. Sabine Parish
Sheriff Detectives located the ATV the next day in the woods off US Highway 171 north of Noble.
On March 24, a green Honda Foreman was reported missing from a residence on Saline Church Road south of Converse.
On April 8, a green Honda Rancher was reported missing from a hunting lease off LA Highway 174 east of Pleasant Hill.
On June 1, Detectives received information about two ATVs at a residence on Coon Ridge Road which may be stolen. Detectives identified one of the ATVs as the green Rancher stolen from the hunting lease near Pleasant Hill. The VIN of the other ATV could not be located.
The person at the residence told Detectives he purchased both ATVs from Chad Castillo and another unknown male subject.
On August 22, Detectives interviewed Castillo and he admitted he took the ATV from Ryals Road and hid it in the woods. Castillo also admitted he stole the ATV from the hunting lease and sold both to the person on Coon Ridge Road.
Further investigation led Detectives to determined Jody Ebarb took the ATV from Saline Church Road.

Ebarb later admitted to Detectives he did steal the ATV.

The green Foreman has not been recovered as of this time.
On August 22, JOSEPH CHAD CASTILLO (age-34) of Converse was arrested and booked for Illegal

Possession of Stolen Things $1000-$5000 (Felony).

Castillo’s bond was set at $10,000 and he bonded on August 24.
Detectives later obtained an arrest warrant for Castillo for Theft $1000-$5000 (Felony) for stealing one of the ATVs. Castillo is still wanted at this time.
On September 2, JODY KENDRICK EBARB (age-39) of Noble was arrested and booked for Theft $1000-$5000 (Felony).
Ebarb’s bond was set at $1000 and he bonded on September 6.
Sheriff Mitchell wanted to add that investigations often take time; time to gather information and develop suspect(s).
Sheriff Mitchell and Chief Deputy Brad Walker commend Lead Detective T. Beason with assistance from Detectives D. Flores and D.W. Seegers for their determination in solving these cases.

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