Anonymous Tips on Burglary Leads to the Arrest of Two Houma Men
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported an anonymous tip led to two Houma men being charged in a residential burglary which occurred in December. On Tuesday, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of James Davis (31, W/M) and Ronald Smith Jr. (28, W/M) who are currently being held at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex for similar crimes.
In late December, deputies responded to a report of a burglary wherein a safe, a laptop computer, a gas card, and other items were stolen from a residence on Blue Ridge Drive in Gray. Investigators learned the gas card had been used at a Bayou Blue convenience store on December 29, 2014, and they obtained a photo of a male subject who used the card.
On Monday, January 12, detectives received an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers Bayou Region identifying the male subject as James Davis. Detectives also learned Davis and Ronald “R.J.” Smith had been arrested by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, January 8 for two counts each of Simply Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. Detectives questioned both David and Smith at the jail, and both admitted to their involvements in the crime.
Detectives then obtained warrants for their arrest. Both men were charged with Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, and Davis was additionally charged with Unauthorized Use of an Access Card. Judge Walter I. Lanier III set Davis’ bond at $55,000, and he set Smith’s bond at $50,000.
The warrants were sent to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex to place a hold on both men. In addition to the warrants for Lafourche, Davis is facing two counts of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling in Terrebonne Parish, and he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole. Smith also faces two counts of Simple Burglary in Terrebonne Parish in addition to one count of Theft Over $750 and contempt of court.
Posted on Thu, January 15, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette