Arrested were Cody Young (26) of Pearl River County, Jessica Patterson (21) of Franklinton, and Victoria Graham (20) of Franklinton. Young's charges include nine counts of theft of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, burglary of an inhabited dwelling and burglary of a commercial business. Patterson is charged with seven counts of theft of a firearm, two counts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, burglary of a commercial business and obstruction of justice. Graham is charged with nine counts of theft of a firearm, and burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Washington Parish detectives worked with law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions to solve the burglaries and it is anticipated that more charges will be forthcoming as all three persons are suspects in burglaries in other areas. If any person has knowledge of any criminal activities by these three individuals, or if any person has purchased items from either of these individuals, they are asked to contact Detective Kody Glenn at (985) 839-3434.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Great job on the part of our detectives! They put in many hours working on these crimes and their hard work paid off in three arrests. I am so pleased with the excellent work of our detectives and I am so gratified they have brought three area criminals to justice. In addition, nine stolen firearms were recovered. That equates to a good day for law enforcement and a bad day for law breakers.”