Theft & Recovery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2020
HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 47-year-old Marion Weedman, III of Hammond, LA.
Weedman was taken into custody on November 11, 2020, in connection to a theft that occurred the day prior at Star Equipment on I-55 Service Rd. in Hammond.
On Nov. 9th , a 16' flatbed trailer was stolen from the business. Video surveillance from the location shows Weedman present and on the property during the time the trailer was said to have been stolen.
On November 10, 2020, TPSO deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle pulling a black 12' flatbed trailer at the intersection of Pumpkin Center Road and Old Baton Rouge Highway. When deputies made contact with the driver, he was identified as Marion WEEDMAN III. Subsequently, the subject was taken into custody.
The suspect vehicle and 12' trailer were towed to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office for further investigation. Consequently, the 12' flatbed trailer was reported as stolen. Detectives made contact with the owners and returned the trailer.
Additionally, detectives were able to recover the stolen 16' flatbed trailer from a residence on Pumpkin Center Road and returned it to Star Equipment.
Weedman was charged accordingly.