Third person arrested in Moss Bluff home burglaries

Published 11:13 am Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A third person has been arrested in the burglaries of two Moss Bluff homes as Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies continue to search for a fourth person.

Spokesperson Kayla Vincent said deputies were dispatched to the two homes on Reeves and Marilyn roads on Sept. 17 . One of the victim’s said five firearms were stolen from inside the home.

During the initial investigation detectives learned Damien L. Hilliard, 37, 2709 12th St.; Micah B. Ortego, 41, 7553 Tammy Lane; and Carlin J. Richard, Jr., 39, 205 N. Perkins Ferry Road, were responsible for the burglary and thefts.

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Between Sept. 21-22, detectives made contact with Ortego and Richard. When detectives spoke with them they confirmed they were responsible for the burglary and thefts.  Detectives executed a search warrant on Ortego’s residence and located a large amount of methamphetamines. Ortego and Richard were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

After further investigation, on Sept. 27 detectives issued a warrant signed by Judge Kendrick Guidry for Hilliard’s arrest in the amount of $62,000.

All three suspects are charged with two counts of simple burglary; five counts of theft of a firearm; two counts of theft less than $1,000; and two counts of criminal damage to property. Ortego is additionally charged with possession of CDS II with intent to distribute. Hilliard and Richard are additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Judge Clayton Davis set Ortego’s bond at $28,500 and Richard’s bond at $23,500.  Ortego and Richard also have a detainer from Probation & Parole.

Detectives are attempting to locate Hilliard.

Vincent said Sheena M. Garvin, 36, 245 Brown Road, has also been arrested after detectives learned she was involved in one of the residential burglaries.

Vincent said Garvin contacted one of the victims under false pretenses, pretending to be interested in purchasing tickets for a fundraiser the victim was organizing.

“Garvin asked the victim to meet her at a location, away from the residence, to purchase the tickets, in order to lure the victim away from the home to facilitate the burglary and theft.” Vincent said. “When the victim arrived at the location Garvin never showed up and stopped communicating with the victim.”

Garvin was interviewed Oct. 1 by detectives and arrested. She is charged with simple burglary; criminal damage to property; and theft less than $1,000.  Judge Kendrick Guidry set her bond at $7,000.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222.