TPSO News Release - 7.20 - Burglary Arrests

HAMMOND, LA - July 24, 2018 - 28- year-old Daniel Holliday of Kentwood has been taken into custody and charged with simple robbery, battery, resisting arrest and one failure to appear warrant.

33-year-old Romer Schmidt of Loranger and 17-year-old Jordan Hullet of Loranger are still at large. Both have active warrants through the TPSO. Anyone knowing their whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. TPSO Detective Terry Lane is the lead investigator on the case (985-748-3334).
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged seven people in connection to multiple residential burglaries over the past two months in Tangipahoa Parish. Two suspects are currently at large and one still wanted for questioning.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has been investigating multiple burglaries that have taken place in the Wilmer, Loranger, Kentwood, Amite, St. Helena Parish, and Amite County Mississippi areas over the past two months.

As deputies were investigating the burglaries and canvasing the area, they located wanted suspect 18-year-old Benjamin Warren of Independence, LA. at a near by residence in the act of burning copper. As deputies were approaching WARREN attempting to make contact, he fled on foot in an attempt to elude arrest. As deputies surveyed area surrounding the copper burn pile, they located multiple items that were reported stolen the recent burglaries

Later that day TPSO detectives visited a residence on Neal Road in Loranger where WARREN is known to have associates including known wanted suspect 28-year-old John G. DAVIDSON of Kentwood, LA. Upon arrival detectives came into contact with 24-year-old Tena WARREN at the front door. Tena was uncooperative and denied that neither of the wanted subjects were inside.

As detectives continued to speak with Tena, she remained uncooperative and began anxiously pacing back and forth as she held a 2-year-old in her arms. During this time, Tena was also observed whispering to an 8-year-old, who immediately ran into a bedroom in the rear of the residence after what appeared to be direct instruction from the female. As a result, deputies secured the perimeter of the residence and awaited DAVIDSON'S escape. As luck would have it, within moments, DAVIDSON was taken into custody after trying to escape from a back window.

Consequently, Tena WARREN was also taken into custody and charged with obstruction of justice and Davidson was charged with active warrants.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at on DAVIDSON'S residence on Olan Bankston. As a result, a large amount of stolen property was recovered from burglaries committed on his neighbor's residences. DAVIDSON was additionally charged for possession of stolen property.

28-year-old Randy Davidson, who was at the residence at the time the search warrant was executed, was also arrested for multiple FTA warrants.

That same night TPSO detectives travelled to a residence on Cooper Road in Loranger after receiving information that 18-year-old Benjamin WARREN of Amite was hiding out at the residence. Upon arrival, Benjamin WARREN was observed standing on the front porch before immediately fleeing after seeing law enforcement. As a result of the contact, WARREN was located and taken into custody. 36-year-old Ray James of Tangipahoa was also taken into custody after attempting to flee through a window of the Cooper Rd. residence.

Located in plain view inside of the residence were numerous pieces of narcotic manufacturing equipment, scales, needles, narcotics, stolen property, and a firearm. During this investigation, it was discovered that Ray JAMES resided in the bedroom where the narcotics was located. The homeowner stated that Ray JAMES had access to a vehicle located on the property where additional items of stolen property were recovered; such as a generator and a AC unit which were reported stolen from a residence on Graham Road days before the Lowery Lane burglaries.

The investigation revealed that Benjamin WARREN is the suspect accused of committing multiple burglaries on S. Lewiston Road in Kentwood that included numerous stolen firearms, multiple AR-15’s and other high caliber rifles.

As a result of the investigation Benjamin WARREN was charged with::
• Burglary, two counts
• Vehicle burglary, two counts
• Resisting an officer (Flight on Foot)
• Possession of stolen property
• Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS
• Possession of drug paraphernalia
• Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II CDS
• Multiple counts of fugitive from another jurisdiction
• Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I CDS

Ray James was arrested on the following charges:
• Multiple FTA warrants
• Possession of firearm while in possession of CDS
• Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II CDS
• Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I CDS
• Possession of drug paraphernalia
• Possession of stolen property
• Fugitive of another Jurisdiction

Detectives with Amite County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi contacted the TPSO advising that Ray James was a suspect in multiple burglaries which occurred in their jurisdiction. One of which a competition size barbeque trailer estimated to be valued at $20,000 was stolen. Through the investigation detectives recovered and returned the stolen barbeque trailer to the owner. As a result Ray received additional charges in Amite County.

Also, 27-year-old Sarah WARREN of Kentwood was also identified as a suspect. Sarah resides close to where several burglaries occurred on Olan Bankston Road in Kentwood. Sara WARREN was identified as a suspect after learning she was responsible for selling stolen jewelry from one of the recent burglaries. On July 11, 2018, Sarah Warren even wore one the rings obtained from the burglary to an interview with detectives at the TPSO. Nevertheless, Sarah was taken into custody and charged with theft by fraud and possession of stolen property.

TPSO Detectives also recovered an American Works Chuck Wagon side by side model # CW413/TW413 believed to be stolen near Neal Road in Loranger. The SN indicates it was originally purchased at North Shore custom carts in Slidell. The side by side has since been spray painted gray, however the undercarriage remains what is to be the original color, red. Detectives are still attempting to identify the owner.

Other suspects identified as being connected to these burglaries area are 33-year-old Romer Schmidt of Loranger and 17-year-old Jordan Hullet of Loranger. The TPSO has active warrants for their arrest and are asking your assistance regarding their whereabouts.

28- year-old Daniel Holliday of Kentwood is also wanted for questioning in connection to the burglaries and has active arrest warrants for robbery, battery, and FTA.

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P.O. Box 698
Amite, LA 70422
Phone: 985-748-7156
Fax: 985-748-7104