POINTE A LA HACHE, La. -- Authorities made an arrest in a Davant house burglary late Tuesday months after the suspect was caught for committing a similar crime in Plaquemines Parish, according to authorities.
DNA reports received in June linked Terry D. Reddick to an April burglary in the 100 block of Fredrick Lane, according to sheriff's office spokesman Eric Becnel.
The victim told Deputy Craig Hudson that he returned home to find the door of his deceased parent's house unlocked and a 50-inch Panasonic flat screen plasma television missing from the living room. He also discovered a 5-gallon gas can was stolen from a shed that was forcefully entered.
Detectives located the television at a Harvey pawnshop in April, where they recovered DNA evidence linking the 21-year-old Reddick to the crime. The East Pointe a la Hache resident received $215 for the item even though the victim paid $790 for it.
The suspect ran from his house through the back door when Deputy Troy Lagreco gave him an arrest warrant July 16, but Reddick was caught after Lagreco found him in a ditch.
Reddick denied involvement in any Plaquemines burglaries and was placed in the Belle Chasse Lockup and charged with simple burglary and resisting an officer. He's being held on an $80,000 bond.
Authorities arrested Reddick in February for a car burglary in Myrtle Grove where he broke the driver's side window of a 2004 Chevrolet Impala to steal a co-worker's wallet. Reddick later used the stolen debit card at several business in Terrytown, authorities said.
Deputies used DNAevidence from the car and surveillance images from the Terrytown businesses to find and arrest Reddick at his former Gretna home that month. He was released for the first offense in March on a $10,000 bond.