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Man accused of stealing trailer with $100k in tools inside

4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago August 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26 2016 August 26, 2016 2:44 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
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GONZALES - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish say a tip led them to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a utility trailer containing more than $100,000 worth of tools in it last month.

Deputies said the investigation began back on July 28 when they received reports that the trailer had been stolen from a residence on Coontrap Road in Gonzales.

During the initial phase of the investigation, a tip led detectives to identify 44-year-old Jamie Clements, of Prairieville, as a person of interest in the theft.

On Wednesday, deputies executed a search warrant at a residence that belongs to Clements, where they located a stolen utility trailer that matched the description of the one that went missing in July.

Deputies said they also found a Harley Davidson motorcycle that had been reported stolen in February 2015. They said the motorcycle had been stripped and used for parts only.

Clements was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on charges of theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of simple criminal damage to property and theft over $25,000.

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