On December 17, a burglary in progress was interrupted by Lt. Chris Hickman and deputy Chad Cassard. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered Gould hiding behind the business wearing a camouflage jacket and a medical mask. Nearby was a crow bar which had been used to attempt entry into the business and a black pair of socks which Gould had been using as gloves. Gould confessed to the attempted burglary, after which he was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.
On December 18, another business reported an attempted burglary and all evidence pointed to Gould as the burglar. During interrogation by Detective Captain Tom Anderson, Gould confessed to that burglary as well.
Sheriff Randy Seal responded to the report of Gould’s burglaries. “As I recall, it was Aristotle who said something to the effect that all rascals are not thieves, but all thieves are rascals. I cannot disagree with that statement and I am glad this particular rascal has been caught, cuffed and jailed. Good job, officers!”