The Lafayette Auto Auction on St. Mary Street in Scott doesn't officially open for business on Monday mornings until 8 a.m., but that apparently did not matter to three men that were caught on the property.

Akeem Carmouche
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According to Scott Police Chief Chad Leger, several people were seen inside the gated areas trying to take cars that were inside. At some point, they realized that a security guard noticed them. All of them jumped the fence surrounding the business and ran away.

Davis Dartez
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Leger says they called in the canine unit of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office to follow the scent of the perpetrators, and three of the people were found hiding in a dumpster who were subsequently arrested.

Leger says they believe there are two other suspects that were not caught.

Kentrelle Jones
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All three men are 21-years-old and are all from Cecilia. Davis Dartez, Akeem Carmouche, and Kentrelle Jones were all charged with the following:

  • Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Simple Burglary

Leger says their investigation is still ongoing, and he does believe two more suspects will be arrested in connection with this case.

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