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Wanted Sulphur man returned to Calcasieu

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Jacob Hastings. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Jacob Hastings. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

A 26-year-old Sulphur man has been returned to Calcasieu Parish following his arrest in Lafayette earlier this month.

Jacob Layne Hastings was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center Friday afternoon.

Hastings is facing the following charges: three counts of identity theft, motor vehicle theft, theft under $500, resisting an officer by refusal to show identification, misrepresentation during booking, misrepresentation during issuance of a misdemeanor summons and direct contempt of court.

Bond was set at $115,000.

Hastings was arrested in Lake Charles in March after using a stolen casino rewards card to purchase merchandise from casino stores, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said that Hastings, who had no form of identification at the time of his arrest, submitted a false name during booking and posted bond before authorities learned his true identity.

"It was learned after the story was made public and his mugshot was shown on the local media outlets, the man who actually committed the crime was Hastings," Myers said.

Myers said officials at the Calcasieu Correctional Center would conduct an investigation into how Hastings was allowed to book in under false name.

According to records from the CCC, Hastings was also arrested Oct. 18, 2013, on charges of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and theft over $1,500.

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