Springhill Police arrest sleeper

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Springhill Police have arrested a Plain Dealing man on simple burglary and theft charges.

Lajuan Donate Johnson, 31, lives at the 100 block of Ford Road.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd was Ofc. Rodney Hile and Ofc. Ken Burleson made the arrest.

“Johnson apparently went to a bed and breakfast on S. Arkansas Street Friday night where he broke a back glass window with a fire extinguisher and entered the home,” Lynd said. “He then went to the kitchen and took a hammer from a drawer and two sets of room keys.”

Johnson allegedly searched dresser drawers, breaking items.

“He then took a bath and went to bed,” Lynd said. “Saturday morning, the complainant said she had checked all doors and windows the night before and the room keys were still in the kitchen. She turned up the air conditioning unit to 80 degrees.

“When she returned Saturday, she noticed the unit was turned down to 60 degrees,” the chief continued. “When she went to check on everything, she discovered Johnson asleep in one of the bedrooms.”

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