Washington Parish burglary suspect arrested in St. Tammany

Published 4:43 am Saturday, November 19, 2016


From staff reports

Washington Parish sheriff’s deputies recently arrested Entre Dillon, 29, of Franklinton, in connection with an October Burglary.

Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office said that on Saturday, Oct. 22, during the final day of the Washington Parish Free Fair, the WPSO responded to a burglary in progress on James Creel Road.

The burglars were gone when deputies arrived, but home surveillance video provided a picture of the vehicle used in the burglary. The video was released to social media and several tips came in identifying a person who drove a vehicle similar to the one depicted in the video. Deputies have said that person was identified as Dillon.

Haley said that WPSO detectives were able to trace Dillon to the Biloxi, Miss., area where he had visited a pawn shop and allegedly sold items taken in the James Creel Road burglary. Warrants were obtained for Dillon’s arrest.

Several agencies were on alert for Dillon, including the WPSO, Franklinton Police Department, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and Walthall County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi.

Ultimately, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Recovery Task Force located Dillon at a residence in Abita Springs, Haley said. He was arrested there and transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

On Friday, Dillon was transported to the Washington Parish Jail, where he is being held on charges of contempt of court and two counts of burglary of an inhabited dwelling. No bond has been set at this time, Haley said.

“This is another example of several law enforcement agencies working together to apprehend a thief,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I appreciate all the work of the various agencies in this matter and want to assure all criminals that we will continue to spread a wide net to find you. You can try to hide, but eventually we will catch you.”