Two charged in connection with multiple auto thefts - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Two charged in connection with multiple auto thefts

Donavaun Rhashard Winbush. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Donavaun Rhashard Winbush. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

A 17-year-old Iowa man and a 16-year-old juvenile are facing numerous charges after stealing vehicles from a local dealership and a local rental business, city police said.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Donavaun Rhashard Winbush and the juvenile have been arrested on five counts of motor vehicle theft, attempted motor vehicle theft and possession of stolen things.

Kraus said the suspects "entered the (dealership) after hours while a cleaning crew was present and went from office to office collecting unsecured keys to vehicles left by the sales people."

The suspects then used the key fobs to locate the vehicles in the parking lot, Kraus said.

Kraus said Winbush was arrested July 8 after discovering the vehicle he was riding in was stolen from a local vehicle rental business.

"The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle when the driver, later identified as the juvenile suspect, attempted to flee and lost control of the vehicle on Oak Park Boulevard," Kraus said. "Winbush was arrested after a brief foot pursuit by officers and was in possession of keys to a vehicle from the local dealership."

Winbush is being held on a $134,000 bond.

Kraus said the juvenile, who was wearing a GPS ankle bracelet due to a previous auto theft conviction, was found hiding under a house after fleeing from his grandmother's home.

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