Sept. 28, 2018
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested six suspects yesterday in connection to a burglary investigation, and has obtained warrants to arrest a seventh suspect. Stolen property and methamphetamine were seized during a search warrant at the residence on Campflowers Road.
The burglary took place on August 26, 2018, when power tools and a Gang Box, an industrial-size tool box, were taken while the victim was out of town. Subsequent investigation by BCSO Criminal Investigations led investigators to the residence at 6520 Campflowers Road. A search warrant was obtained for the residence.
Investigators arrived at the residence to find about twenty people on the property. One woman ran when she saw them and was quickly apprehended. When questioned, she gave the investigator a false name before it was determined she was Brittany Janell Burkett Tucker, age 28, of 4123 Mill Bayou Road. Tucker stated she was injured when apprehended and asked to be taken to a hospital to get medical treatment. She was taken to a local hospital. She has an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear and another warrant has been obtained for her for Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer Without Violence. She will be arrested.
Upon serving the search warrant, investigators found $2500 to $3000 in stolen property. Ammunition was found in the home, as was methamphetamine in several of the bedrooms.
Arrested was John Gary Laplant, age 54, of 6520 Campflowers Road, on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Loreen Carole Laplant, age 52, of 6520 Campflowers Road, on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Also arrested was juvenile Alexander Dekkota Laplant, age 17, of 6520 Campflowers Road, on charges of Manufacture of Drug Paraphernalia, Burglary, and GrandTheft, and David Adam Whitehurst, age 27,of 6520 Campflowers Road, on charges of Manufacture of Paraphernalia, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Burglary, and Grand Theft. James Miles Trimnel, age 34, and Jay Hilery Deweese, age 33, both of 6210 Campflowers Road, were arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine.
BCSO investigators were able to return most of the property stolen back to the victim.
Prepared by R. Corley
Information by Inv. J. Turner
Approved by Sheriff T. Ford