BPSO searching for theft suspect
Published 5:45 am Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office is continuing the search for a man wanted in connection with a home burglary out of the Ragley area.
Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jacob Holland, of Allen Parish, who authorities say assisted in committing multiple thefts from an unoccupied residence.
According to Sheriff Mark Herford, Holland is believed to have been an accomplice of Walter Terrell Collins, who was arrested recently and charged with burglary and theft of items that included BPSO surveillance property.
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Herford said the investigation into the thefts from the residence began in February when detectives learned that a significant amount of property had been stolen beginning in November 2021.
During the investigation, Herford said detectives installed surveillance equipment at the residence. That equipment was stolen during a burglary on May 11, however Herford said investigators were able to retrieve footage from that burglary which included images of the suspects.
Those images were released by BPSO on social media and Herford said community members came forward to provide information to detectives that led to the identification of Collins and Holland.
Collins was arrested when detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Calcasieu Parish and located the stolen surveillance equipment, along with $18,000 worth of stolen property from the Ragley residence.
An enclosed utility trailer, reported stolen out of Calcasieu Parish, was also recovered at the residence, Herford stated.
Collins was charged with one count of burglary and one count of theft for the May burglary, and another count of burglary and one count of theft valued between $5,000 and $25,000 for the previous reported burglary and theft. He was also charged by Calcasieu authorities for the utility trailer theft.
Holland also faces multiple charges of burglary and theft.
Anyone with information regarding Holland’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact BPSO at 337-462-8918.