September 27, 2023


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Car wash employee arrested after allegedly stealing firearm from customer’s vehicle


MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputies were identified as to Rocket Lube and Car or truck Clean on the 3300 block of Sterlington Road in reference to a theft criticism. When deputies arrived at the scene, they built call with the complainant who stated they still left their 9mm Derringer on the driver’s floorboard even though their motor vehicle was currently being in depth.

Following the complainant’s auto was completed currently being comprehensive, the complainant recognized their firearm was missing. Deputies reviewed digicam footage of the premises at the time of the alleged theft.

Michael Perry

In the footage, authorities allegedly saw 48-calendar year-outdated Michael Jerome Perry becoming the only worker detailing the vehicle. While cleansing the car or truck, Perry stops briefly and appears to be like about, eliminating the pistol from his ideal pocket and putting it in a black bag.

As the complainant and other personnel searched for the lacking firearm, Perry allegedly grabbed the black bag and walked to a close by bush to hide the firearm. Deputies built speak to with Perry and questioned him about the alleged theft.

According to Perry, he did not see a firearm whilst detailing the car and he denied using the pistol. He was then positioned underneath arrest and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Centre.

Perry was billed with Theft of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Particular person Convicted of Selected Felonies.


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