Sheriff: Baton Rouge man arrested for auto theft

Published 9:19 am Thursday, June 24, 2021

On Wednesday, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy responded to Louisiana Highway 21 south of Angie to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle being in the area, WPSO Chief Deputy Mike Haley said.

Haley said that the deputy located Malachi K. Campbell, 30, who gave his address as Cable Street in Baton Rouge, in possession of the stolen vehicle. Inside the vehicle was a 9mm semi-automatic pistol belonging to Campbell, according to Haley.

Campbell, a convicted felon, was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail where he was booked on charges of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling and simple battery with injury.

“Once again our officer made a good arrest and was able to get the vehicle back to the rightful owner,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “An arrest without incident is always a good arrest.”