Warrant Issued For Texas Man in Connection with Vehicle Burglary and Thefts in Calcasieu Parish

By Liora Hawthorne
Published May 26, 2023

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Warrant Issued For Texas Man in Connection with Vehicle Burglary and Thefts in Calcasieu Parish

Lake Charles, Louisiana – A warrant has been issued for a Texas man in connection with vehicle burglaries and thefts in Calcasieu Parish.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) reported on May 25, 2023, that on February 23 and again on March 15, CPSO Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit detectives received a report of an automobile burglary.

According to CPSO investigators, during the initial investigations, an unknown suspect driving a Chevy Malibu shattered the window of a parked vehicle and stole cash from within. The suspect is alleged to have followed the victims from a bank on Ryan Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana to the sites where the burglaries occurred, knowing they were in possession of a considerable sum of cash. Throughout the two burglaries, the suspect stole a total of $10,000.

Detectives were able to identify Brenson D. Lair, 31, Pearland, Texas, as a possible suspect during a subsequent investigation with the cooperation of numerous law enforcement agencies in Texas. During the execution of various search warrants, detectives were able to confirm that Lair was in the areas of the vehicle burglaries when the crimes occurred.

On May 24, CPSO VCIU detectives issued two $170,000 warrants signed by Judge Ronald Ware. Lair, who was previously arrested in Texas, is charged with two charges of simple burglary, two counts of simple criminal property damage, theft from $5,000 and $25,000, and theft from $1,000 and $5,000. Lair is still being held in Texas, awaiting extradition to Calcasieu Parish.

The Lake Charles Police Department, which is handling a similar case involving the suspect, is assisting CPSO VCIU detectives.

The cases are being investigated by CPSO VCIU Investigators James Rathke and James Jones.

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.