Concordia Parish deputies uncover 14 stolen firearms after traffic stop
Published 10:12 am Friday, January 15, 2021
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office uncovered multiple weapons that were reported stolen and arrested two people investigators linked to a burglary in Adams County after a traffic stop Wednesday, law officials said.
CPSO officers were patrolling in Ferriday when they stopped a vehicle for traffic violations.
Officers saw two firearms were observed in plain view on the floorboard. Investigators discovered later that one of the weapons was stolen.
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Officers learned one of the vehicle’s occupants, Fred Patrick Jr., 19, was released on bond for unrelated charges with stipulations preventing him from possessing firearms.
A second passenger was also in the vehicle when officers initiated the traffic stop.
The passenger’s name has not been released because the passenger is a juvenile.
Further investigation revealed the two subjects to be linked to a recent burglary in Adams County.
Further investigation led CPSO detectives and Vidalia Police Officers to later search numerous residences within Concordia Parish, law officials said.
Those searches yielded a total of 13 additional firearms, all reported stolen from burglary.
Patrick Jr., who is a resident of Clayton, and the unidentified juvenile were both detained without bond on Friday.
CPSO officials said the investigation remains ongoing.