BROUSSARD — Burglars accused of breaking into cars parked at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Cecilia School in Broussard on Monday were arrested at a residence just outside the city, where Broussard officers found goods stolen in other recent Lafayette Parish heists, officials said.
Police Chief Brannon Decou said two cars on a parking lot shared by the school and church were broken into within two hours of each other. Missing items included electronic devices, purses and credit cards.
Decou said the investigation led detectives to a residence outside Broussard. Arrested were Ashley Marter, 19, of Broussard, on two counts of principal to burglary, and Nicholas Jackson, 21, of St. Martinville, on two counts of accessory to burglary.
Both were arrested Monday with the help of Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, Decou said.
Police on Tuesday continued to look for another suspect, 19-year-old Christopher Lejeune. Decou said it was unclear where Lejeune lives.
Anyone with information on Lejeune or on criminal activity is asked to call Broussard police at (337) 837-6259.