Felony Lane Gang implicated in Baton Rouge burglaries
BATON ROUGE - Four people from Florida are implicated in at least 13 vehicle burglaries in the Baton Rouge area.
Court records obtained by the Investigative Unit show the group is part of the "Felony Lane Gang". They are a group known by the FBI for breaking into vehicles, stealing checks and credit cards. The gang cashes in at local banks while wearing disguises.
Court records show Willie Reynolds, Sha'Darryl Lawrence, Talena Stanford and Nosayabla Okunseri are all accused in the burglary ring.
Records show a rash of burglaries occurred on Dec. 21 of 2014 across South Baton Rouge. Four vehicles were broken into on Westfork off Sherwood Forest and purses, credit cards and checks were stolen after the windows had been broken out. Then cars were reported broken into at Essen and Jefferson with the same set of circumstances. Cars were also hit on Summa Avenue off Essen.
"Hopefully, I'll see more sheriff's riding around here you know, a little more protection," Dominique King, a resident of the area, said.
A fourth man, Willie Reynolds is also accused of breaking into vehicles at BREC parks and a local gym.
All four were arrested following a high speed chase near New Orleans last January. Since they were taken into custody, the investigation continued. It wasn't until May when they were implicated in the burglaries in Baton Rouge. One of the suspects was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his arrest for a prior offense and that led authorities to charge the group.
For people like King, he doesn't plan on taking any chances when it comes to protecting his belongings.
"I try not to leave anything worth taking in my car," King said.
All four members of the Felony Lane Gang bonded out of the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail over the past few weeks according to jail records. They face multiple felony charges for burglary and theft.