According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, two Kaplan men have been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on Burglary charges following good team work from his patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions.
On May 02, 2015 the patrol division was advised by Investigators that warrants had been obtained on three individuals for the Burglary of a TV tower Northwest of Kaplan where approximately $3,000.00 of copper was taken and requested assistance in locating and arresting these individuals.
Sheriff Couvillon stated that while Deputy Jill Foster was patrolling her zone she observed a vehicle parked on Red Road south of Hwy. 14 with its headlights turned off and as she turned around to investigate the situation the vehicle activated its headlights and began to drive off. Officer Foster recognized one of the wanted individuals in the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop which led to the arrest of Neil Vincent w/m dob 5/12/76 of 17533 Dalton Rd. Kaplan, La. and Thomas Clark w/m dob 01/02/66 of 17533 Dalton Rd. Kaplan, La. two of the three men wanted in connection with the aforementioned burglary. Bonds on both individuals are set at $20,000.00
Sheriff Couvillon says that Detectives are also currently searching for, Wesley Meaux w/m dob 11/16/63 of 2205 Paul Ed Drive Abbeville, La. the third person wanted in connection of the same burglary. If anyone knows the whereabouts of this individual you are urged to contact the Vermilion Parish Criminal Investigations Division at 898-4403.
Sheriff Couvillon applauds Deputy Foster for being observant and feels lucky to have her and all the employees working with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office.