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Breaux Bridge Man Arrested For Illegal Possession Of Several Pieces Of Heavy Equipment

St. Martinville, LA- Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Marshall Landry, aka “Candyman”, 61, Breaux Bridge, this afternoon, following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Dalfrey Road, and a second property located off of Camp Bon Temps Road,  in reference to an investigation regarding illegal possession of stolen things.

During the search of the Camp Bon Temps residence, Investigators located a Gravely forty-two inch zero turn lawn mower with a value of approximately $2,000.00. That item was previously reported stolen from a St. Landry residence. At the second location on Camp Bon Temps Road, a utility trailer valued at $1500.00 was recovered. That was also previously reported stolen out of Acadia Parish. In addition, Investigators also subsequently recovered a Caterpillar Excavator, Caterpillar Bulldozer, and a Caterpillar Mini Bulldozer which were reported stolen from Texas with a combined value of approximately $309,000.00.

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the below charges:

La. R.S. 14:69B(1)-Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, over $25,000.00-3 counts
La. R.S. 14:69B (3)-Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, over $1,000.00-2 counts

The investigation remains ongoing and his bond was set at $8,000.00.