Arrest on Catalytic converter theft
On Friday, April 29, 2022, 0106 am Deputies were dispatched to the area of Highway 165 and Highway 101 in reference to a suspicious person.
When deputies arrived, they spoke with the person, who originally said he was changing his aunt's flat tire then admitted he didn't know who the vehicle belonged to.
Deputies observed the vehicle had a bottle jack under it and a pry bar near the rear of the vehicle. Deputies checked under the vehicle and observed the catalytic converter was missing.
Deputies also discovered a freshly cut catalytic converter and a Dewalt Sawzall in the person's vehicle.
Brandon Joseph Lacour, 37, of 21203 Carl Hoppe road, Iowa was arrested and booked into the parish jail for Theft, possession of burglary tools and two outstanding warrants for contempt of court on DWI, careless operation and Child support