St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a Washington
Parish man who is wanted for questioning in reference to numerous burglaries and is now believed to be on the run in a stolen vehicle. He is John Busby (35), whose last known address is 19514 Sylvest Road, Franklinton.
On Thursday (April 12, 2018), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the area of Hwy 40 and Five Lakes Road in response to a report of a suspicious person riding an ATV in the area with what appeared to be stolen items. The deputy located Busby and attempted a traffic stop, but Busby ditched the ATV and fled on foot.
While the search for Busby was in progress, a nearby resident called to report his pickup truck had been stolen. The Ford F-250 King Ranch pick-up with Mississippi license plate LB5080 had been left unlocked and with the keys in the ignition. K-9 Nero was able to track Busby’s scent to the location where the truck had been parked. The ATV Busby abandoned during the pursuit had been reported stolen out of the Lee Road area.
Anyone who sees a vehicle matching the above description or has any information related to Busby’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call 911 or 985-898-2338.