Suspects Arrested for Extensively Damaging Logging Equipment

As a result of a joint investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry, 3 suspects have been arrested and charged with damaging a logging contractor’s equipment in southeastern Ouachita Parish.  Ouachita Parish Deputies responded to a complaint of extensive damage to several pieces of equipment at a site near Prairie Road on July 10th and 11th, 2015.  The subsequent investigation indicated the 3 suspects were allegedly responsible for the damage.  Joshua Jurca, age 22, of Monroe and Rhonda R. Barnes, age 21, of Monroe were arrested and each booked in OCC on the charges of 2 counts of Simple Criminal Damage to Property in excess of $50,000.  The third suspect, a juvenile, was also charged with 2 counts of Simple Criminal Damage to Property in excess of $50,000 and placed in Green Oaks Detention Center.

                                                                                                                                                       

Joshua Jurca

                                

Rhonda R. Barnes

                                           

 

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office