Assist motorist call leads to 2 burglary arrests

Assist motorist call leads to 2 burglary arrests
David Baker, 37 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)
David Baker, 37 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)
Joshua Headrick, 33 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)
Joshua Headrick, 33 (Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)

DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Two alleged burglars were arrested in DeSoto Parish after their vehicle broke down on the side of the road.

According to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the area of Palmer Road and Highway 481 on reports that a vehicle had broken down.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a black Ford Explorer with a rear driver's side door open. Authorities then found fishing poles, guns and electronics in the woods near the vehicle.

Deputies say they were able to contact the registered owner of the vehicle who reportedly told them her son, 33-year-old Joshua Headrick of Mansfield, had called her to come pick him up because his vehicle broke down. However, the woman told police that when she got to the vehicle, he wasn't there and she hadn't seen him.

The vehicle was towed and the property seized pending an interview with Headrick.

When authorities finally got in touch with Headrick, he reportedly told them he let his friend, identified as Derrick, use the vehicle and that he had been in Shreveport since earlier in the day. Police say Headrick later admitted to driving the vehicle with another man, 37-year-old David Baker. Deputies say Headrick also told them that Baker broke into a house on Lula Road and stole the items found in the woods.

Deputies say when they to Headrick's mother's house to arrest him for his alleged role in the crime, he wouldn't surrender. As a result, Headrick was bitten by a K-9 unit during his arrest.

Baker was also arrested as a result of the investigation. Deputies say Baker later admitted to his involvement in the crime.

Headrick was charged with aggravated burglary and felon in possession of a firearm.

Baker was arrested for aggravated burglary.

Both men were booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center.

The items recovered are expected to be released to their owner.

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