Moss Bluff Vehicle Burglary Spree Leads to Arrest of Louisiana Man with $126.5K Bond

By Calcasieu Staff
Published December 15, 2023

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – The Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit detectives of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched on December 12 to investigate multiple vehicle burglaries in the Moss Bluff area. They discovered that several vehicles had been broken into and items such as two firearms, credit cards, gift cards, and cash were stolen. Video surveillance footage revealed two suspects committing the burglaries and thefts. After conducting further investigation, the detectives identified a suspect vehicle and one of the suspects as Cotrellis L. Henry, 21, from Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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The next day, on December 13, deputies conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle and apprehended Henry. A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of one of the stolen firearms. Henry was subsequently arrested and charged with 4 counts of simple burglary; 3 counts of theft less than $1,000; and 2 counts of theft of a firearm. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $126,500.

The investigation is ongoing with CPSO Cpl. Brendan McGroarty serving as the arresting deputy and CPSO VCIU Detective James Jones leading the investigation.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.