Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office are continuing their investigation into a rash of vehicle burglary’s which occurred January 9th/10th. These burglaries occurred during the overnight hours south of Rayne and south of Crowley as well as the community of Ebenezer.
During the investigation, it was determined that approximately 15 vehicles were entered with various items stolen from each vehicle. As deputy’s investigated these cases, they were able to identify the suspect vehicle which led to identifying the suspects.
Deputies with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office were able to arrest Jimmy Lee Matthews, 21 of Crowley. Deputy’s with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the second suspect identified as Marcus Jude Redlich, Jr. 19 of Crowley.
Matthews is facing charges in Vermilion Parish and is being held on warrants from Acadia Parish. Redlich has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.
Both Matthews and Redlich are being charged with 13 counts of vehicle burglary and 2 counts of theft. Additional charges are pending as this investigation continues.