Slidell man arrested for parish burglary

Published 3:49 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Slidell man was recently arrested in connection with a burglary in Washington Parish, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Haley said that Idi Amin Muhammad, 46, a resident of Javery Road in Slidell, spent one night in the Washington Parish Jail before being released after posting a $3,500 bond.

Muhammad’s Friday, June 9, arrest was the result of a burglary committed earlier in the year on Highway 21 south of Bogalusa, Haley said. Several items of heavy duty cooking equipment were reportedly stolen.

Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives processed evidence found at the scene and were able to identify Muhammad as the suspect in the crime, Haley said. With assistance from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Muhammad was arrested.

Haley said that during the booking procedure at the St. Tammany Parish Jail, Muhammad resisted and destroyed items in the booking office where he was being processed. He will face more charges in St. Tammany Parish as a result of his actions. After being booked into the jail, he was transported to the Washington Parish Jail by Washington Parish officials, where he is charged with burglary.

“This is another example of cooperation with neighboring law enforcement agencies to identify and apprehend traveling criminals,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Many thanks to Sheriff Randy Smith and the fine officers of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in arresting Mr. Muhammad.”