On November 14th , 2016, Deputies responded to the 700 block of LA Hwy 8 in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant who stated someone had entered the residence and taken several items, including electronics and a firearm. A list of the missing items was given to the Deputy but the actual victim was out of town. Upon the return of the victim, more items would possibly be added. Several hours later when the victim returned, Deputies were requested back to the residence. On this incident, Detectives from the Boyce Sub-station also responded. The victim stated he believed some of his property was at the next door neighbor’s residence in a vehicle in the front yard. Detectives made contact with the neighbor, identified as Terrance Chase Brossett, and advised him of the allegations. After Brossette was advised of his rights and consent to search the vehicle and residence was granted, Detectives located some of the stolen property. Brossette was then taken into custody without incident, transported and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on 1 count Possession of Stolen Property. Detectives continued their investigation and evidence lead them to obtain a warrant for Aggravated Burglary on Brossette. Brossette remained in jail on a $2000.00 bond and on November 16th, Brossette was rearrested and booked on this new charge and remains in jail on an additional $3500.00 bond. Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are possible.
“We are being plagued by day time burglaries right now, on the North side of the river especially” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “ Our Detectives are working these cases and following leads but we need the public’s help. If you see something or someone suspicious, please call our office and we will send someone out to check them out. Having the public as our partners, our eyes and ears in the community, is extremely helpful in solving some of these burglaries.”
Arrestee: Terrance Chase Brossette, 32
706 LA Hwy 8, Lena, LA
Charges: Possession of Stolen Property