Ronderrick D. Brown, 23, a resident of Pin Oak Road in Mt. Hermon, was arrested on January 5, 2016, and charged with being a fugitive from Tangipahoa Parish and for being in possession of stolen property. Since that time, he has remained in the Washington Parish Jail with no bond.
His charges abruptly changed on March 31, 2016, when he was arrested again for an earlier theft of an automobile.
The latest arrest was the result of an investigation into an automobile theft in Franklinton. The stolen vehicle contained an I-pad with a built-in tracking device. When the device was turned on, detectives were able to pinpoint the I-pad at Brown’s residence. Detectives went to the residence and located the vehicle near Brown’s residence where it had been hidden in the woods. Fingerprints taken from the vehicle were sent to the crime lab and identified as belonging to Brown.
“Our detectives did an outstanding job investigating this automobile theft,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “In this case, they did not have far to go to locate Brown since he was already locked up in our jail. This new charge certainly increases his chance of getting a longer sentence when convicted.”