LIVINGSTON - A traffic stop at LSU led to a Denham Springs man being arrested and booked in connection with a Livingston parish burglary that occurred earlier this year, according to a press release from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Jerrett M. Cothern, 26, 358 Pine St., was stopped in the early morning hours of June 17 by an officer with the LSU police, the release says.
The officer found several illegal drugs, credit cards and jewelry from the Livingston Parish robbery, the release says.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted and Cothern was booked with possession of stolen things, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding, the release says.
Police recovered more than 150 pills from Cothern’s car, as well as jewelry worth about $5,000, the release says.
Detectives were also able to recover other stolen jewelry worth approximately $20,000 from pawn shops, the release says.
Cothern’s accomplice, Teresa Ann Nola, 36, 1855 Brightside Drive, Apt. M-8, Baton Rouge, had been arrested the day before by Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies, said Perry Rushing, chief of operations for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Nola had spent more than $25,000 on the stolen credit cards, the release says.
She has been booked on 40 counts of unauthorized use of a credit card, simple burglary, attempted burglary and four outstanding traffic warrants, the release said.
Nola is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center with bail set at $89,958.50, the release says.