Catahoula Parish arrests may link Miss-Lou burglaries

Published 12:04am Sunday, March 16, 2014

HARRISONBURG — Police believe two men caught trying to burglarize a Jonesville furniture store could be responsible for recent burglaries in Natchez and Ferriday.

Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said Dorian Guillot, 36, of Natchez and Johnny Lee Jordan, 34, of Ferriday were charged with simple burglary Thursday.

The owners of Champlin’s Furniture alerted the sheriff’s office, Kelly said, after Jordan and Guillot reportedly set off a silent alarm inside the store.

Kelly said police suspect the men were trying to take money from the store.

Kelly said his office is working closely with Concordia Parish and Natchez law enforcement authorities to investigate whether Jordan and Guillot are responsible for recent burglaries of businesses in Natchez and Ferriday.

Natchez Police Lt. Craig Godbold said there are similarities in the Champlin’s burglary and the burglaries of Lambuth’s Quick Lube, East Automotive and Natchez Ford in Natchez and Performance Dodge in Ferriday.

Those businesses were burglarized in the past month, and burglars stole or attempted to steal safes and money from the offices of the businesses.

Jordan and Guillot remain in custody in Catahoula Parish as no bond has been set for their release, Kelly said.

Anyone with information about the burglaries should call Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for a tip leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

Callers may remain anonymous.