Three men have been arrested in connection with the thefts of several four-wheelers that have gone missing in the south end of the parish.
Levert Letrell Young, 21, of the 20 block of McArthur in Dixie Inn, was arrested Monday, July 27, and charged with principal to felony theft, three counts of principal to commit felony theft and four counts of conspiracy to commit felony theft. Bond was set at $27,500.
Jamal Deunte Bailey, 22, of the 400 block of Marshall Street, was arrested Monday, July 27, and charged with illegal possession of stolen things and conspiracy to posses stolen things. Bond was set at $12,500.
Kaleeb Lamar Hawkins, 20, of the 2900 block of Dorcheat Road, was arrested Monday, July 27, and charged with principal to felony theft, principal to commit felony theft and two counts of conspiracy to commit felony theft. Bond was set at $13,000.
According to reports, the thefts were reported on July 22. Webster Parish Sheriff’s detectives interviewed Hawkins, at whose home one of the reported stolen ATVs was found. Further investigation revealed he knew Young was involved with the four-wheeler thefts in the Dubberly and Heflin areas. He also reportedly told investigators that he and Young had taken photos of one of the four-wheelers stolen later from a residence on Highway 531. This particular four-wheeler was recovered from Bailey’s home, investigators say.
During Bailey’s interview, he told investigators Hawkins contacted him about purchasing the ATV from Young.
According to reports, Young admitted to stealing four-wheelers from two residences in Dubberly, one in Heflin and one in Sibley. Investigators say he admitted he had four four-wheelers in his possession and had sold them all.
Detectives Lt. Scott Tucker and Maj. Dustin Reynolds were the investigating officers along with the assistance of Deputy J.R. Lewis.
The case is still under investigation.