BAYOU L’OURSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Robert Ray Wyatt, II, 32, of 1668 Highway 662, Bayou L’Ourse, LA, on Tuesday following a pursuit through the nearby swamp spanning over a period of two hours.
On Tuesday morning, deputies were dispatched to the Bayou L’Ourse area after the Communications Division received a complaint from a resident who indicated that her husband had confronted an individual trying to steal from them and was chasing the suspect on foot. Based on information provided as well as being suspected of other property crimes, detectives believed the suspect to be Robert Ray Wyatt, II. The K-9 Division was summoned and deputies began trailing the suspect. The pursuit zig zagged the swamp until Wyatt gave himself up. Wyatt was arrested, transported to an area hospital for treatment and later released.
Wyatt was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
- Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
- Unauthorized Use of a Moveable
- Simple Burglary
- Felony Theft – Multiple Counts
- Resisting an Officer – Multiple Counts
- Possession of Meth-Amphetamine
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Criminal Trespassing
- Misdemeanor Theft
Failure to Appear – Violation of Protective Orders
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges relative to other crimes are likely. Robert Ray Wyatt, II, remains incarcerate pending a bond hearing.