Man accused of stealing scrap from Scott business

Photo Courtesy: Lafayette Parish Correctional Center

A 59-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly breaking into a Scott business and stealing scrap metal.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., a 911 call from a concerned neighbor led Scott Police Department to the 1700 block of Renaud Drive in Scott. The caller advised police that he could hear voices outside the business near his back yard.

Upon arrival, officers located 59-year-old Darrell Norbert near a vehicle parked toward the rear of the business. While being questioned, Norbert began lying to the police officer, according to a release, and attempted to enter the vehicle and drive away.

The police officer was able to take Norbert out of the vehicle and Norbert began fighting the officer. During the fight, Norbert attempted to gain access to the officer’s weapon causing the officer to deploy his taser. After Norbert began to comply with the officer, he was then taken into custody.

Additional Scott Police officers, with the assistance of Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies, were dispatched to the business to locate any other subjects still on the property, but none were found.

Investigators were able to determine that the vehicle Norbert used to enter the business was a previously stolen vehicle from a Broussard business. The vehicle was loaded with approximately $200 in scrap metal that was determined to be from the business.

Norbert was transported to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where he was booked for simple burglary, unauthorized use of a moveable, resisting arrest with force or violence, and attempted disarming of a peace officer.

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