Three Pitbull puppies allegedly stolen, two recovered

Photo: Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office

JENNINGS, La. (KLFY)— Four arrested in connection with the alleged theft of three Pitbull puppies.

The Sheriff’s Office in Jefferson Davis Parish had received a complaint involving the theft of three pit bull puppies.

According to a news release, detectives following up on the case in an attempt to locate the puppies discovered one of the allegedly stolen puppies was recovered quickly after the theft and returned to the owner.

Detectives said they began receiving information about the remaining puppies and persons who were responsible for the thefts.

On Tuesday, September, 20 detectives went to a residence with the Esterwood PD and recovered a second puppy, a news release stated.

Multiple arrest warrants were obtained for suspects resulting in the recovery of the second puppy, authorities said.

On September 21, in the morning hours, Nicole LaCombe, 38, Tressa Lynn Gotreaux, 26, Nicholas James Istre, 24, and Isaac Gotreaux III, 28 were arrested.

A spokesperson with the Sheriff’s Office said all four suspects resided in the same residence in Jennings Louisiana.

Photo: Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office
Photo: Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office

Detectives are continuing to search for the remaining puppy but were unable to locate it.

The puppy is described as a solid white female pit bull with blue eyes and skin spots on her ears. She is approximately 4 months old.

Detectives continue to work to recover and return this puppy to the owner.

Anyone with any information as to the location of the puppy is asked to please contact Det. Thomas Gatte at the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 337-821-2106 or the Sheriff’s Office main line at 337-824-3850.

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