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Two arrested for catalytic converter thefts in Carencro

Lee Veals of Pineville, La (pictured left), and 41 year old James Logan, of Carencro (pictured right)

Detectives were able to recover multiple stolen catalytic converters that were stolen from Carencro and Abbeville.

Posted: Aug 27, 2021 7:52 AM

CARENCRO, LA - On August 23, 2021, Carencro Police Department Detectives began to investigate a catalytic converter theft which occurred within the city limits of Carencro. During the investigation detectives were able to quickly identify the vehicle the suspects used to commit the thefts.

On August 25, 2021, with the assistance of the Broussard Police Department, detectives were able to locate the vehicle and the two suspects, 36 year old Lee Veals of Pineville, La, and 41 year old James Logan, of Carencro.

Detectives were able to recover multiple stolen catalytic converters that were stolen from Carencro and Abbeville. Also recovered were several stolen power tools stolen from the Maurice area. Both suspects have been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correction Center for LA R.S. 14:67 (Theft over $1,000). Lee Veals is being held in the Lafayette Parish Jail and is also wanted by Rapides Parish on multiple warrants. Logan is held at the Lafayette Parish correction on a $10,000 bond

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