The arrests came after an investigation into a series of vehicle burglaries which occurred west of Bogalusa. While reviewing security camera footage of the suspects, Detectives Kody Glenn and Damon Mitchell were able to identify Creel and Sawin as well as the vehicle they were using for transportation. The Bogalusa Police Department assisted Sheriff’s Office detectives in solving the crimes.
This is an ongoing investigation and it is possible more arrests may be made.
This is Sawin’s first stay in the Washington Parish Jail. Creel was arrested in July this year on a charge of possession of illegal drugs. After staying in the jail for three days, he was released after posting a $3,500 bond.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented, stating, “Thieves are a thorn in the side of every honest citizen. They are too lazy to work and are always wanting what someone else has worked for. I remind all citizens to lock their vehicles at all times they are not in use.”