VERMILION PARISH, La. (KLFY) — The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s S.W.A.T. team, arrested a man in connection with multiple burglaries.
Rashawn Sterlin, of Lafayette, was arrested after police connected him to multiple burglaries in Vermilion Parish.
After police learned that multiple burglaries were committed by the same person, they were able to identify Sterling as the suspect.
Police got warrants from Sterling, and were aided by Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s S.W.A.T. team in located Sterling in Maurice.
LPSO tried to do a traffic stop on Sterling, but he fled at high speed, and police decided to call off the pursuit in the interest of safety, authorities said.
Detectives got a search warrant for Sterling’s residence and were able to locate Sterling and take him into custody.
Multiple pieces of jewelry believed to belong to victims were also found in the residence, authorities said.
Sterling was arrested and charged from the earlier vehicle pursuit as well as his active warrants. He was released into the custody of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office and was transferred to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.
Sterling was booked on two counts of Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. Sterling’s bond for the burglaries was set at $40,000.
The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are possible, authorities said.