Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced that a Houma man has been arrested and warrants have been issued for three other men in connection with a burglary at a Raceland stockyard Saturday night. Dustin Seaton (W/M, D.O.B. 04/26/85) of 1322 Palmisano Drive in Houma was arrested Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Arrest warrants have also been issued on three other Houma men: Charles Nichols (W/M, D.O.B. 11/15/89) of 1421 Palmisano Drive, Christopher Nichols (W/M, D.O.B. 09/27/85) of 311 Hidden Acres Street, and Ray Barbo (W/M, D.O.B. 01/77/88) of 161 Meadowland Drive.
Detectives were called to a Raceland stockyard on Monday after the owner reported some scrap metal, a five-ton floor jack and other miscellaneous items had been taken from the property over the weekend. The owner estimated the value of the property at around $2,000.00. Through investigation detectives were able to identify Dustin Seaton, Charles Nichols, Christopher Nichols and Ray Barbo as suspects in the case. Seaton was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Criminal Trespassing. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center, and was released later that afternoon on $100.00 bond.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Barbo and the Nichols brothers for the charge of Simple Burglary with bond amounts at $10,000.00 each. Detectives have indicated that the investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the three men wanted for Simple Burglary are asked to contact Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting GIVEATIP plus your message to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.