On October 11 2013, OPSO arrested 19yo Justin Phillips of Monroe for a burglary of a residence on Dorothy Drive. West Monroe Police also arrested Phillips by warrant for similar burglaries inside their jurisdiction.
OPSO Investigators continued this investigation and were able to identify Phillips as a suspect in numerous Monroe City residential burglaries in and around Church Hill Circle. With the forensic evidence obtained in this investigation, MPD detectives secured arrest warrants for Phillips for 6 counts of Burglary and one count of arson.
On November 19, 2013, OPSO investigators charged Phillips with 2 additional burglaries from September of this year in and around West Ridge Drive in West Monroe. Phillips was booked into OCC where he is currently being held pending charges.
Sheriff Jay Russell is proud of the hard work of the deputies in clearing not only burglaries in the parish but assisting MPD with their investigation of the north side residential burglaries.