Sheriff: Virginia trio arrested for stealing box truck, possessing drugs and weapons

Published 1:26 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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On Sunday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives arrested three Virginia men driving a reportedly stolen box truck, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley.

The men were reportedly staying at a motel south of Bogalusa.

When officers arrived and identified the truck as being stolen, they were able to enter the room in which the men were staying where they found illegal drugs and weapons, Haley said.

Dillon Barnes

The men were arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail where they were booked on charges of possession of stolen things, possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with a weapon present. Haley said that the investigation is still ongoing.

Arrested were Joshua Neal, 25, a resident of Florence, Va., Dillon Barnes, 19, a resident of Virginia Beach, Va., and Donnie Britt, 27, a resident of Norfolk, Va.

“We don’t know the full details of this matter,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “But our detectives are continuing to investigate. Meanwhile, these men remain in the Washington Parish Jail. I congratulate our officers for a job well done.”

Donnie Britt