Police recover fifth gun from Double Action burglary
A fifth gun stolen in a burglary at Double Action was recovered Thursday by Broussard Police, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
The pistol was recovered from a vehicle involved a pursuit by Broussrd Police, he said.
As police pursued the vehicle two guns were thrown out, but a third weapon remained after the vehicle crashed.
The occupants fled after the crash, he said.
Fontenot said the type of weapons stolen from Double Action on Dec. 23 has been corrected. There were 31 handguns and five rifles stolen, he said.
Initially, it was reported there were 32 pistols, AR15-type weapons and two 12 gauge shotguns.
On Tuesday, Chester Ray Alford, 19, of the 800 block of Carmons Road, Palmetto, was charged with 36 counts of firearm theft, simple burglary, criminal damage to property and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. The charges were in connection with the burglary.
Alford was charged while in the Eunice City Jail where he was held on an attempted second-degree murder from Opelousas.
Fontenot said another adult and a juvenile were being sought in connection with the burglary.
Earlier, two guns from the burglary were recovered in Opelousas, one was found in Eunice and a fourth in the Lafayette area.