A traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle has resulted in four suspects getting arrested on multiple criminal charges and cleared several recent vehicle burglary cases in the process.
Here’s how it happened. It all started when Bossier City Police received a call from a man in the 5700 block of Bayou Circle Monday morning who reported his 2004 Chevrolet Impala being stolen from his residence.
While in route to the call a responding officer located the stolen vehicle traveling on the ART Parkway and conducted a traffic stop. Officers took the 14-year old male driver and his passenger, 28-year old Bryan Matthew Marshall, both of Bossier City, into custody.
Detectives with the BPCD’s Property Crimes Unit then got involved in the subsequent day long investigation which ended up not only linking the 14-year old and Marshall to stealing the vehicle but also connected them and two other suspects with at least 5 vehicle burglaries that happened the night before in the Golden Meadows and Southgate Estates neighborhoods.
The two other arrested are 17-year old Jacob Christian Poindexter and a 16-year old male, both of Bossier City.
The four suspects were booked on the following charges:
- Bryan Matthew Marshall – theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen things, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and 5 counts of simple burglary.
- Jacob Christian Poindexter – 5 counts of simple burglary.
- 14-year old male – theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen things, driving without a license and 5 counts of simple burglary
- 16-year old male – 5 counts of simple burglary.
The 14-and 16-year old suspects cannot be identified since they are juveniles per state law. Both were booked into the Ware Juvenile Correctional Center in Coushatta while Marshall and Poindexter were booked into the Bossier City Jail.
Over the course of their investigation, detectives recovered property taken in the vehicle burglaries including money, credit cards, clothing and electronics. Detectives say each of the vehicles was left unlocked and should serve as a reminder of the importance to always lock your vehicle and keeping valuables out of sight.