3 teens arrested for Angie burglary

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, August 24, 2017

Three teenagers from Bogalusa were arrested earlier this week, in connection with a burglary in the Angie area, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

William Brumfield

Haley said that on Tuesday, the WPSO responded to a report of firearms stolen during a residential burglary on Powerline Road in Angie. As detectives were investigating the matter, Patrol Sgt. Anthony Jones made a routine traffic stop, which led to information about the burglary and the individuals involved, Haley said.

Following up on the leads, officers were able to identify William Brumfield, 17, a resident of Avenue H in Bogalusa and Timothy Rester, 17, a resident of Highway 60 in Bogalusa, as the two burglars. Haley said they also identified Brittany Ard, 18, also residing on Highway 60, as an accessory to the crime. All three were arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail.

Timothy Rester

Haley said it was determined that the theft of numerous firearms occurred after Brumfield and Rester had visited the Powerline Road residence. Det. Damon Mitchell was able to track the firearms to a buyer in Meridian, Miss., Haley said.

Mitchell requests that any persons who might have purchased firearms or other property from any of the three arrested suspects notify him at 985-661-2021, ext. 2054.

Ard was charged with accessory after the fact and her bond was set at $2,500. Brumfield was charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling and possession of stolen firearms. His bond was set at $7,580. Rester was charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling, theft of firearms and two counts of contempt of court. His bond was set at $12,500.

Brittany Ard

Haley said that Rester spent two days in the Washington Parish Jail in March, before being released after posting a $25,000 bond. At that time, he was charged with aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of a firearm.

“These parish youngsters are starting out on the wrong foot,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Usually, persons who begin a life of crime at such a young age will continue on that path and are destined for other conflicts with law enforcement until some form of intervention puts them on the right path.

“Until that time, they will not know the freedom of being law-abiding citizens and enjoying the benefits of living in our wonderful nation and parish.”