Sulphur man facing burglary, theft charges

Ivan Lee Ashworth. (Source: Sulphur Police)
Ivan Lee Ashworth. (Source: Sulphur Police)

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - A 18-year-old Sulphur man has been charged with two counts of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, firearm theft and theft of over $1,500, authorities said.

Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said Ivan Lee Ashworth was arrested in connection with the Feb. 4 burglary of a home on Henning Drive in Sulphur.

"Detectives questioned Ashworth, who admitted to entering and stealing money from the resident," Coats said Thursday in a news release. "Ashworth admitted also to another incident where he entered a house and stole a gun."

Bond was set at $350,000.

"The investigation into these and other incidents are ongoing," Coats said.

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