Posted: Oct 20, 2010 12:08 PM by Trey Schmaltz, Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 20, 2010 10:56 PM
Source: Livingston Parish SO
UPDATE 4:25 p.m. - One person has been arrested in Independence as part of the search, and another is at large.
Original story -
Sheriff's deputies from Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish are out searching for two men that tried to break into a Livingston Parish home this morning, and could be connected to other burglaries there.
Deputies have set up a perimeter at the intersection of Hwy 51 and 1063 near Independence. A helicopter and K9 deputies are also out assisting in the search.
Perry Rushing with LPSO said around 10:30 a.m. two men tried to break into a home on Pea Ridge Road while someone was there. The men took off in a green van that was reportedly stolen from Ponchatoula and headed north into Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies pursued the van until the men abandoned it near Independence.
Rushing tells News2 that there have been several daytime burglaries recently, and it's possible the men could be connected to them.
News 2 will have updates on the search when they become available, and starting on News 2 at 4.