1 arrested for alleged burglary; suspect climbed into attic, fell through ceiling

Justin Price, 32, is charged with illegal possession of stolen things.
Justin Price, 32, is charged with illegal possession of stolen things.(CPSO)
Published: Jan. 15, 2023 at 11:40 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2023 at 4:11 PM CST
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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) arrested a man after he allegedly climbed into a truck stop’s attic after reportedly stealing money.

On Jan. 15 just before 2 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance in the 12000 block of Mansfield Road. When they arrived, they learned a clerk reported a man had been lingering in the back of the store since 11 p.m. the night before. After hearing a loud noise in the bathroom, the clerk could not find the man and believed he was in the attic.

Deputies contained and searched the area and determined the suspect was in the attic. A K-9 could not be deployed because the ceiling had very little structure. A CPSO sergeant and a K-9 corporal climbed into the attic and verbally confronted the suspect.

In an attempt to get away, the man fell through the ceiling and onto a stack of tables and chairs.

After a brief struggle, deputies were able to take 35-year-old Springhill resident Sean Stock into custody.

Deputies later learned that Stock allegedly had made his way into the manager’s locked office, where nearly $1,000 and other items reportedly were stolen.

Authorities said that Stock’s pockets were stuffed with the items and that he had a bag with the money duct taped to his stomach.

Stock was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

After he was released from the hospital, Stock was arrested and booked into Caddo Correctional Center on one count each of simple burglary and resisting an officer.