Springhill police nab ‘blocked in’ thieves

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Two north Webster Parish residents are behind bars today, thanks to a quick-thinking witness.

Brandon Scott Day, 38, of Church St., Sarepta, and Hallie Renee Watson, 19, of 3rd St. SE, Springhill, are charged with aggravated burglary, burglary, theft of a firearm, theft and felon in possession of a firearm.

Springhill Police report the two were observed by a witness forcibly making their way into a Springhill residence in the 100 block of Penny Circle.

They allegedly stole a black television set, 2 antique swords, a 45 caliber handgun from a display case, spotlights, radio, cordless drills, air compressor, Shop Vac, shop fan, bar clamps and electrical cords.

According to the police report, Day and Watson left the scene but when they returned, the witness “blocked them in” and called police. The subjects were still on scene when police arrived. They were arrested and booked. They also have prior felony convictions.

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