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Deputies catch suspects in driveway moments after burglary

Deputies catch suspects in driveway moments after burglary

Two men where arrested after deputies discovered them in the driveway of a residence moments after a burglary. Byron Stoddard, 19, of Dubach, LA, and Cody Stevens, 19, of Lockport were arrested after several stolen items were found in their vehicle.

At around 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, deputies responded to the area of Peytral Drive in Mathews in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

Upon arrival to the area, deputies located the vehicle parked in a driveway at a residence on Elvira Drive with two male subjects inside the vehicle. The two subjects were identified as Byron Stoddard and Cody Stevens.

Through investigation at the scene, deputies discovered the two had just been involved in a burglary at that home and located several stolen items from the home in the suspects' truck.

They also located a bicycle stolen from a residence on Lark Drive in Lockport and a small amount of marijuana they later determined belonged to Stoddard. Deputies also discovered a vehicle parked at the residence had also been burglarized.

During questioning, Stoddard admitted to burglarizing the home and the vehicle, as well as stealing the bike. Stevens admitted to driving Stoddard around during the crimes.

Both Stoddard and Stevens were arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Each was charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and theft.

Stevens is being held in lieu of $16,000 bond as set by Judge John E. Leblanc.

Stoddard was additionally charged with simple burglary of a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana, and he is being held in lieu of $26,250 bond as set by Judge LeBlanc.