Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Investigators have recovered over $200,000.00 in stolen property in connection with a joint investigation with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Over the past several weeks several Store and Lock facilities in Acadiana have been burglarized, including one in Ascension Parish. On Wednesday April 3, 2013, the authorities in Ascension Parish released video footage of the suspects arriving and leaving a facility via news media's throughout the state; this resulted in the identification of the suspects and where that the suspects were located within Lafayette Parish. Ascension Investigators forwarded the information to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and the two agencies joined forces to locate a ski boat valued at over $100,000.00 and additional property expected to appraise at $100,000.00.
The investigation now includes authorities from St Landry Parish, Vermillion Parish, Lafayette City Police and Broussard City Police. Each of these agencies are investigating burglaries at storage facilities and some property recovered may be linked to these jurisdictions. Investigators confirmed that some of the property recovered is related to an ongoing investigation within Lafayette Parish of storage facilities on Johnston Street.
Roger Leger, 37 years old and his wife Christy Leger, 36 years old both of Youngsville have been arrested in connection with the case and have been booked on possession of stolen things. During the search of the Leger home in the 400 block of DulaStreet, Deputies located marijuana, methamphetamines andKetamine, a small pet tranquilizer commonly abused by drug users. Both have been charged with possessing controlled substances Schedule 1, 2, and 3. No bond has been set.
Additional charges are likely and more arrest are expected.