Update to Scrap Metal Burglary Case

12 9 Scrap Metal UpdateCharles Nichols (W/M, D.O.B. 11/15/89), of 1421 Palmisano Drive in Houma, and Christopher Nichols (W/M, D.O.B. 09/27/85) of 311 Hidden Acres Street in Houma turned themselves in on Thursday, December 8. They were booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux, and both were subsequently released on $10,000.00 bond each. The third suspect, Ray Barbo (W/M, D.O.B. 01/77/88) of 161 Meadlowland Drive in Houma, is still at large. Dustin Seaton (W/M, D.O.B. 04/26/85) of 1322 Palmisano Drive in Houma had been arrested Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

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.

An arrest warrant is still active for Barbo for the charge of Simple Burglary with a bond amount set at $10,000.00. Detectives have indicated that the investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone with information on Barbo’s whereabouts is 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.

Update to Scrap Metal Burglary Case