CPSO arrests man on more than 50 charges

Published 12:06 am Saturday, September 23, 2017

VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a parish man Wednesday on 25 charges of forgery, 25 charges of monetary instrument abuse and a charge of felony theft.

Chief David Hedrick said Kory Brent Crouch, 35, 1958 Louisiana 908, allegedly stole a family member’s checkbook and forged more than $15,000 worth of checks.

When the family member reported the theft to the sheriff’s office, Hedrick said detective Phillip Smith’s work was “fast and thorough” to arrest Crouch.

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Hedrick said he did not want to name the family member who reported the theft.

“This man’s actions have no bearing on his family,” Hedrick said. “It’s terrible that he’s subjected them to this.”

Hedrick said Crouch has had previous run-ins with the law.

In 2012, then detective Hedrick arrested Crouch on four charges of burglary and one charge of theft and, in the process of locating him, found approximately 13,000 tablets of a controlled, dangerous substance that had been stolen from a local pharmacy at Crouch’s residence.

Crouch was convicted on multiple charges and served four years in the Concordia Parish Correctional Facility. He was released in July 2016.

Crouch’s court date for his current charges is set for Nov. 15.

Crouch was in jail Friday with no bond set.