Less than a week after the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office asked the public for help finding a wanted Ball man, he was captured and accused of burglarizing the same home twice in two months, according to a release.
Anthony Lee Wells, 30, of the 400 block of Burma Road, was arrested Friday by Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputies when they encountered him “in an unrelated operation,” reads the office’s release.
Just two days earlier, the Grant Sheriff’s Office had sought help in finding Wells, who is wanted in that parish on two counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, simple burglary of an immovable structure, illegal possession of stolen things and having switched license plates.
Wells has a record in Rapides Parish and was wanted on a bench warrant after he failed to show for a court hearing last week. He also was the suspect in a burglary reported on Dec. 1 in the 5000 block of La. Highway 3225 in Tioga, reads the Rapides release.
In that case, several items and a large amount of cash was stolen. As the detectives’ investigation proceeded, Wells was identified as the suspect in two burglaries at that home — one in November and one in December.
Wells was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center, charged with two counts of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, one count of criminal damage of less than $500 and one count of possession of stolen goods greater than $500.
He remains in jail.
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