Montegut man arrested in pawn break-in

A Montegut man was charged with attempted simple burglary after he broke into a Houma pawn shop in the wee hours of March 18.

Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman said Jody J. Neal, 28, of La. Highway 665, threw a large chunk of concrete through the front glass door at Fred’s Pawn on Tunnel Boulevard. Neal reportedly ran when the business alarm sounded.

Later that night, Neal reportedly visited the sheriff’s office to discuss an unrelated incident. Coleman said Houma Police contacted the TPSO and Neal was taken into custody. Houma Police charged him soon after.

Jody J. Neal