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Man arrested for Multiple Auto Burglaries

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

On Tuesday October 10, 2006 detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Shawn L. Francis of Lafayette on 6 counts of Simple Burglary (Auto) and 10 counts of Unauthorized Use of A Movable. Detectives have linked Francis to multiple auto burglaries and stolen vehicles in North Lafayette Parish during the past month.

The investigation details that Francis only targeted vehicles that were left unlocked. When found, all moveable contents were removed and in many cases where keys were left in the vehicle, he would then steal the car. Over $10,000 in stolen property has been recovered and detectives are continuing the investigation. Once complete, detectives expect to charge Francis with approximately 30 counts of Simple Burglary (Auto) and 20 counts of Unauthorized Use of a Movable.

Shawn L. Francis is currently incarcerated at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. His bond is currently set at over $150,000.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
236-5876