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Collector's cars recovered in Livingston Parish

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Posted: May 14, 2014 2:26 PM by Brian Waldrep
Updated: May 14, 2014 3:40 PM
Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

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Topics: collector, cars, recovered, livingston, parish, royal rhodus, beaux melancon

WALKER - Deputies accused two Livingston Parish men recently of stealing a pair of classic cars and wrecking one of them.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Royal Rhodus, 22, and Beaux Melancon, 23, on May 7 and accused them of stealing a pair of classic Corvettes from a Walker showroom.

Deputies said on May 5 they were called out to investigate a wrecked 1967 Chevy Corvette found unoccupied on Black Mud Road. Investigators contacted the registered owner, who told them that car and a 1985 Corvette were taken from his showroom recently.

Detectives said surveillance footage and other evidence led them to the other stolen vehicle, as well as Rhodus and Melancon.

Deputies charged the suspects with vehicle theft and burglary. Melancon also faces drug charges, while Rhodus was charged with resisting arrest and being a convicted felon with a firearm.

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