Man Identifying Himself as Jesus is Charged with Burglary

Press Release – On October 11, at around 12:30 pm, APD officers responded to a house in the 3600 block of Kopper Street, to a complaint of a possible burglary in progress. Officers arrived in the area and were directed to a man walking down Willow Glen Road carrying a TV that he had reportedly taken out of the house.

Officers made contact with the subject with the TV, who said that the house belonged to friend who recently passed away. The suspect went on to say that his late friend had written a will before passing that left the suspect all of his possessions. The suspect said the will had been written at a local community center and was on file there. Although skeptical, the officers made contact with the management of the community center to check the veracity of this story. Management knew nothing about a will, and expressed that that was not a service provided by the community center.

The suspect was identified as Wesley Griffin, 54, of Alexandria, and was arrested and charged with Simple Burglary of a Dwelling, as well as an outstanding warrant through the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office. During booking, Griffin was belligerent and provided false information about himself, at one point identifying himself as Jesus, and was also charged with Resisting an Officer by False Information. Also during booking, Griffin was found to have drug paraphernalia concealed in his underwear, and was charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution.