The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:
On July 9, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a construction site at the intersection of Bud Bennett Road and Creek Road in Starks in reference to a report of theft of motor vehicle fuel.
The investigation revealed during the late night hours of July 7, two men, later identified as Patrick L. Cormier, 17, and Kyle E. Labry, 23, both of Sulphur, stole approximately 600 gallons of diesel fuel, worth over $2,000, from heavy equipment at a construction site in Starks.
On July 20, Cormier and Labry were arrested in connection with the diesel theft and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and both charged with theft over $1,500; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; criminal damage to property; and criminal trespass.
Judge Ron Ware set their bonds at $33,500 each.
During further investigation, detectives re-arrested Cormier and Labry in connection with a July 19 incident at the same construction site in Starks, where two tractors had been moved off of the property. They were charged with unauthorized use of a movable; and criminal trespass. Judge Michael Canaday set their bonds at $100,000 each.
Detectives also arrested Damon E. Holloway, 21, of Sulphur, in connection with the July 19 incident. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with unauthorized use of a movable; and criminal trespass. Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $100,000.