3 CHARGED IN BURGLARY

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Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced on Wednesday that three suspects all from Thibodaux were arrested in connection to a residential burglary that occurred in the city.

On April 5, LPSO deputies were called to the 900 block of La. Highway 20 in Thibodaux after a report of a break-in and sev eral hundreds of dollars worth of items having gone missing.

LPSO arrived on the scene and learned that among the items stolen in the alleged break-in were audio equipment and a nail gun, among other things.



Detectives launched a multiweek investigation and recently developed Jordon Molaison, 22, of Thibodaux, as a suspect.

Authorities learned of Molaison, because he was allegedly seen selling the stolen equipment with the assistance of Paul Wyman, Jr., 19, of Thibodaux.

Once authorities learned that a transaction had taken place, they issued arrest warrants for both men.



As detectives learned more about the case, they also learned that a third man, Luis Pedraja, 29, of Thibodaux, allegedly helped the suspects with the actual burglary itself, which led LPSO to obtain a warrant for Pedraja.

Molaison was charged earlier this week. He was already in jail after being arrested on April 7 for five counts of contempt of court.

He is now also charged with simple burglary and illegal possession of stolen things. His bond is set at $115,000.



Detectives made contact with Wyman last week, and he allegedly admitted to his involvement in the case. He was arrested and charged with illegal possession of stolen things, and has since been released after posting a $1,000 bond.

On Wednesday, authorities got the third suspect, Pedraja, locating him and placing him under arrest.

He is charged with simple burglary, and he remains in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.



(From left) Paul Wyman Jr., Jordon Molaison and Luis Pedraja all face charges relating to a residential burglary in Thibodaux. Authorities said the trio took “thousands of dollars worth” of items in the break-in, which allegedly took place on April 5.

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