Investigators solve string of burglaries

Sheriff Jason Parker takes stock of items recovered from a string of burglaries

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Webster Parish Sheriff’s investigators have solved a string of local firearm burglaries.

Justin Daniel Cook, 27, of the 100 block of Ella Lane, Heflin, was arrested on June 21 on 2 counts of simple burglary and 3 counts of simple burglary of a firearm.

Megale M. Dawson, 31, of the 100 block of W. Roosevelt St, Minden, is charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon, illegal possession of stolen firearms, possession of stolen things, possession of firearms in the presence of controlled dangerous substances and a parole hold.

Sheriff Jason Parker said both men were arrested recently.

“We didn’t let Cook’s name out at the time because we were still trying to recover some of the items,” Parker said. “One of the burglaries was in Heflin and the other was off Holloman Loop Road.”

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