Crime Roundup 4-1-14 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Crime Roundup: Men facing burglary, theft charges

John Turner. (Source: Eunice Police Department) John Turner. (Source: Eunice Police Department)
Jimmy Coker. (Source: Eunice Police Department) Jimmy Coker. (Source: Eunice Police Department)

Two men are in custody after taking assault rifles and $20,000 cash from an Eunice business, authorities said.

Eunice Deputy Chief Varden Guillory Sr. said the rifles and money were in a safe that was stolen from Babineaux's Concrete.

Guillory said that 48-year-old John Turner, a former employee at Babineaux's Concrete, and 43-year-old Jimmy Coker have been arrested in connection with the burglary.

Turner, of Ville Platte, and Coker, of Mamou, have been charged with aggravated burglary and felony theft.

"Taken during the burglary was a safe which contained $20,000 cash, an AK-47 and an AR-15," Guillory said.

Guillory said the rifles and $6,000 has been recovered.

Bond for the men has been set at $55,000 each.


The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:

• Jesse William Spearing, 31, Anacoco: unauthorized use of a movable, drug possession, simple burglary, unauthorized use of an access card $300 to $500, criminal trespass. Bond: $28,500.

• Clifton Colon Charles, 36, Lake Charles: drug possession, driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, no horn or warning device. Bond: $20,500.

• Jay Michael Self, 37, Lake Charles: violations of protective orders, illegal use of weapons. Bond: $20,000.

• Howard Edwards Johnson, 41, Lake Charles: theft over $500, criminal trespass. Bond: $15,000.

• Vanessa Beloney Rideaux, 41, Lake Charles: obstruction of justice. Bond: $15,000.

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