2 men arrested for burglaries in Tangipahoa Parish

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Posted: Jan 3, 2011 12:52 PM by Kevin Davidson
Updated: Jan 3, 2011 12:52 PM
Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

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Topics: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, burglary, Ike Strickland, Desmond Cook, Independence, Hammond, arrest, WBRZ

INDEPENDENCE - Two men are in jail in connection with a string of burglaries in Tangipahoa Parish.

The first suspect, 20-year-old Desmond Cook, was arrested shortly after deputies received a burglary call December 31st. 17-year-old Ike Strickland was arrested the next day.

Investigators say two men ran into the woods after arriving at the scene of the burglary in Independence.

Cook eventually surrendered to deputies.

Deputies believe the two are responsible for a string of burglaries in the Hammond area.

The investigation is still active. Detectives say more suspects could be arrested as well as more charges added.

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