Minden Police arrested a man on warrants for theft and other charges after he allegedly pawned some stolen tools and farm equipment.
James Derek Holland, 52, of the 100 block of Fuller Street, was arrested on warrants for illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500 and two counts of theft.
Police Chief Steve Cropper says they were contacted by the Bienville Parish District Attorney’s Office regarding the tools and farm equipment stolen from a ranch in Athens.
“The district attorney’s office informed Det. Ryan Barnette that these items had possibly been pawned in Minden and gave them the name of the suspect,” he said.
The chief says they contacted the victim, and he came to the police department and made a list of the items stolen.
“Officers conducted a check and located several of the items that were stolen and pawned here under Holland’s name,” he said. “They went to the pawn shops and located some of the stolen items in addition to some of the tools.”
Among the items included a lawnmower, an electric heater and a chainsaw. The alleged thefts took place over a three-month period of time, from June until August.
Holland was placed under arrest and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.