Posted: Nov 12, 2010 8:40 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Nov 12, 2010 8:40 AM
Source: Associated Press
LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish deputies arrested siblings Chase and Amy Hoyt and Kayla Miller in connection with a series of thefts at stores throughout the parish.
Deputies believe several hundred perhaps thousands of dollars worth of pots, meat, and toilet paper were stolen.
The trio would use a vehicle with a switched license plate to conceal their true identity.
According to the sheriff's department, one or more of the group would go into the store, load a shopping cart with a bulky item to help conceal the rib eye steaks.
Video surveillance also showed the women would sometimes put the steaks in her purse or cover them with a newspaper circular, while the man acted as a decoy.
Deputies said a business owner confronted Chase and Amy Hoyt as they were trying to leave his store, when Amy slammed her car door on the store owner's hand, tried to bite him, and stabbed him repeatedly with her car keys.
The brother and sister then ran down the street as an off duty officer chased the pair.
The sister tried to flag down a car and jumped into a nearby pond.
The deputy was able to arrest Chase Hoyt.
After an investigation, Amy Hoyt and Kayla Miller were also arrested.
Amy Hoyt and Chase Hoyt face a list of charges.
Kayla Miller, 17, is charged with one count of misdemeanor theft.
Photo Courtesy: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office