On August 14, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies patrolling on Highway 90 in Sulphur observed two men, later identified as Daniel L. Washington, 42, 21802 Mansfield Bluff Lane, Spring, Texas, and Robert A. Lewis, 33, 5601 Hamil Road, Apt. # 209, Houston, Texas, walking around the parking lot of a local car dealership.
Upon further investigation, deputies discovered Washington and Lewis were attempting to steal aluminum wheels, worth over $21,000, off of six trucks on the lot. When the deputies approached Washington and Lewis, both fled on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, they were apprehended by deputies without incident.
Both Washington and Lewis were found to be in possession of a drill, lug wrench, a floor jack, bolt cutters and two cardboard boxes filled with wooden blocks. Deputies also discovered Washington was in possession of a set of keys to a U-Haul truck, which was located two blocks from the car dealership parked at Sulphur High School.
Washington and Lewis were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and both charged with attempted theft over $1,500; criminal trespass; flight from an officer; and possession of burglary tools.
Their bonds are still pending.
CPSO Lt. Jason Bergeron, Cpl. Michael Brinkley and Sr. Cpl. John Coffman were the arresting deputies.