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Burglary Suspect Arrested

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

The joint investigation involving the Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Broussard Police Dept., Lafayette Police Dept., Lafayette City Marshall's Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 34 year-old Eric Petry of Abbeville. He is the focus of an investigation involving over (20) residential burglaries in Lafayette, Vermillion and Iberia Parishes.

Detectives with the Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office uncovered vital information which led to the identification of Mr. Petry. This resulted in the Lafayette Sheriff's Office obtaining a warrant for his arrest.
At approximately 11:00am Detectives with Vermillion and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Offices arrested Mr. Petry without incident at his residence in Abbeville. He was transported to the Vermillion Parish jail and booked for Burglary, then brought to Lafayette Parish for further investigation. At this time detectives are attempting to recover stolen property and identify all possible victims involved. Mr. Petry is presently in custody with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.
The investigation is continuing and further charges and arrests may be forthcoming

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer

337-236-5876