MCPD Detectives Recover Equipment Stolen From Local Business Worth $35,000 Dollars

 Stephanie Crawford 07072017     BoB Cat Tiger Island     Jerry Percle 07072017
     Stephanie Crawford                         BOB-CAT 418                             Jerry L. Percle Jr. 
                                                               Mini Excavator
Stephanie Crawford, 50 years of age, address: Tower Tank Rd. Morgan City, La., arrested on 07/07/2017 @ 5:48 p.m.

Charges: Accessory After the Fact to Theft over $25,000

Jerry L. Percle Jr., 49 years of age, address: Canton St. Berwick, La., arrested on 07/07/2017 @ 6:37 p.m.

Charges: Obstruction of Justice

The Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division began an investigation on July 03, 2017 in regards to stolen equipment from a local business in the area of LA 182. According to reports, Jerry L. Percle Jr. was developed as a suspect. Evidence was uncovered during the investigation linking Percle to the crime. Percle was jailed on warrants for Theft over $25,000. The investigation continued and through investigative means, detectives learned that Stephanie Crawford was contacted by Percle and was traveling to another location to move the piece of equipment. Investigators conducted surveillance on Mrs. Crawford at which time she was observed traveling to a location in Ascension Parish and removing the equipment. Investigators with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office assisted Morgan City Police. When Mrs. Crawford entered Morgan City a stop was initiated and Crawford was taken into custody. Investigators recovered a Bob-Cat 418 Mini Excavator valued at $35,000 dollars. The equipment was returned to the owner and Crawford was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Jail where she was booked and incarcerated. Warrants were obtained for Percle’s arrest and he was booked and incarcerated into the Morgan City Jail.