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SPRINGFIELD- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man suspected in a burglary and carjacking after a daylong search in Livingston Parish.

Lori Steele, spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, said deputies arrested Jarred Tyquan Anderson Dotey, 19, in suspicion of simple burglary, simple battery and resisting an officer.

The search caused schools in the town to be locked down when the suspect was seen near the campus. As helicopters and police units flooded the town looking for Dotey, parents grew concerned.

"It broke my heart. I was scared. You know you see all these things that are going on in the world today. I'm sure every parent feel the same way, I guarantee you," said Alicia Richoux.

Steele said searchers isolated and eventually caught Dotey in a wooded area on Kennedy Lane, about a quarter- or half-mile away from the Springfield football field.

Steele said other agencies also had warrants for Dotey's arrest, and further charges could be coming.

Sheriff Jason Ard thanked Springfield Police, Killian Police, Albany Police and the Louisiana State Police for their assistance during the search.

 

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