Suspect identified in burglary case

Staff reports
Karl Dewayne Brown

A Crime Stoppers tip led authorities to identify a suspect in an attempted residential burglary.

Karl Brown, 34, of 3311 Bacchus Drive, New Orleans, is believed to be one of the individuals seen on home surveillance captured in Dutchtown Villa in Geismar, according to Ascension Chief Deputy Tony Bacala.

Brown was wearing an orange shirt at the time.

Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

Investigators also confirmed that Brown drives a Chevrolet Tahoe like the one seen in surveillance.

A repossession company reportedly seized the Tahoe for delinquent payments.

Authorities are still searching for Brown. He is believed to frequent the areas between New Orleans and Lafayette.

His criminal history shows he has been arrested 25 times for robbery, theft, burglary and possession of a stolen auto, according to Bacala.

Brown and another individual seen in the surveillance are wanted for questioning in a connection with other vehicle burglaries that have occurred over the past two months in the same area.

Investigators are still attempting to identify the second suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).