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Ouachita Parish Man Accused of Illegal Possession of Stolen Property

March 22, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. (March 22, 2018) – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry enforcement agents said a Monroe man is under arrest for being in possession of a stolen wood chip trailer from a truck repair shop.

In February, forestry enforcement agents received a complaint that a 2010 Innovative 46 foot wood chip trailer was stolen from a local truck repair shop in Monroe, La. on February 12, 2018.

“The chip trailer is used to transport timber products.  On February 15, the owner was notified that the stolen trailer was parked at a location in Union Parish. Following an investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest,” said Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.

Fifty-year-old Cedric Newton, 109 La Verde St., West Monroe, La., was arrested March 16 for illegal possession of stolen things in Union Parish.

The trailer was reportedly valued at $51,000.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in this arrest. Newton will be transferred to Union Parish where his bond is set at $5000.

If convicted, Newton faces up to 20 years behind bars and/or a fine of up to $50,000.