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The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
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Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
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DNA evidence led to an arrest in a burglary and theft case, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said on Sept. 12, 2011, deputies were dispatched to a home on Mackey Street in Sulphur in reference to a burglary.
Upon arrival, authorities said deputies spoke with the victim who advised that when she returned home, she discovered that her home had been burglarized. Several items were reportedly taken including jewelry, electronics and cash, valued at over $1,500.
Authorities said during the investigation, fingerprints were recovered and submitted to the Southwest Regional Crime Lab for testing.
The fingerprints collected at the scene positively linked David D. Johnson Jr., 21, of Sulphur, to the burglary, according to authorities.
An arrest warrant was issued for Johnson and during further investigation, detectives discovered Johnson was recently arrested and incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail in Texas.
"When questioned by CPSO detectives regarding the burglary of the home on Mackey Street, Johnson confirmed he burglarized the victim's home and stole the items," the release states.
Johnson is currently awaiting extradition to Calcasieu where he will be booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary; theft over $1,500 and simple criminal damage to property, authorities said.
Judge Robert Wyatt set bond in the case at $40,000.