St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies apprehended Daniel Brown, age 34 and of Slidell, and Michael Halstead, age 39 also of Slidell, on Sunday (September 19, 2021) at car dealerships near Howze Beach road in Slidell. Deputies located Brown in the parking lot of a car dealership and then located Halstead inside a pickup truck in a separate nearby car dealership.
Deputies discovered multiple vehicles at three different dealerships had been entered and rummaged through. STPSO Property Crimes detectives responded to the dealerships and further investigation resulted in the two being booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center.
Halstead was booked on the charges of 3 counts of Simple Burglary of a Vehicle, and 1 count of Attempted Simple Burglary of a Vehicle. Brown was booked on the charges of Simple Burglary of a Vehicle, Attempted Simple Burglary of a Vehicle, Possession of Methamphetamine, and on an outstanding Contempt of Court charge.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.