RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES SOLVED BY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
On October 17, 2017, Brady Lee Caughlin, 25, a resident of 24519 Jim Edwards Road in Mt. Hermon, earned his fourth stay in the Washington Parish Jail.
An ongoing investigation by the detective division of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed that Caughlin was involved in two residential burglaries, one on Tob Wilson Road and the other on Lee Road. Believing that Caughlin was hiding stolen property at his residence on Jim Edwards Road, detectives obtained a search warrant for the house.
When the detectives executed the search warrant, they discovered several items which had been stolen from the two residences. Those items included firearms, a four wheeler, dirt bikes, a generator, cameras, a large amount of ammunition and other property belonging to the victims. Other stolen firearms were not in Caughlin’s residence and it was learned he had sold them to unknown individuals in the parish.
Detectives ask that anyone who might have purchased a firearm or any other items from Brady Lee Caughlin to contact Detective Corbet Hunt at (985) 661-2021 or (985) 839-3434. It is believed that Caughlin may have been involved in other thefts and the investigation continues.
Meanwhile, Caughlin remains in the Washington Parish Jail charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, burglary, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of heroin. His bond has been set at $25,000.
Caughlin’s three previous stays in the Washington Parish Jail were in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was charged with various offenses, including possession with intent to distribute illegal narcotics, battery and disturbing the peace. On each occasion he was released after posting bond.
“Our detective division did their usual good job in solving these burglaries and putting Caughlin behind bars,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “If anyone has any information about his criminal activities, please call Detective Hunt at the number listed. We are anxious to solve any and all thefts committed by Caughlin.”