Theft Investigation Results in Two Arrest, Property Recovered
Sheriff Blaise Smith announces a theft investigation concludes with two arrests and recovery of stolen property.
Terrell Trey Charles, 21, 1256 Martin Luther King, Charenton, LA, was arrested on May 7, 2020, at 9:34 pm on the following charges:
- Theft of firearm
- Aggravated assault with a firearm
- Possession of firearm-felon
- Resisting arrest or officer
Brennin Ray Schouest, 21, 1320 Highway 319, Cypremort Point, LA, was arrested on May 7, 2020, at 9:34 pm on the following charges:
- Criminal damage to property
- Theft of firearm
On May 6, 2020, deputies responded to a residence on Highway 319 in Cypremort Point in reference to the theft of two dirt bikes. Later in the evening, the deputies responded to another residence on Highway 319 in Cypremort Point in reference to the theft of a firearm. During the investigation, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office detectives learned that the suspect was Brennin Schouest, who was identified on surveillance footage by the victims. Schouest, who was temporarily living with the victims, entered the victim's locked bedroom while they were out of the home and took a firearm and ammunition. He then went to another relative's home nearby and took possession of two dirt bikes.
Detectives made contact with Schouest as the investigation progressed. The dirt bikes were recovered and information was gained from Schouest as an additional suspect was developed in the case.
Schouest told detectives that he later traveled to the home of Terrell Charles in order to purchase marijuana. While at the residence, Charles saw the gun in Schouest's vehicle and took it. When Schouest attempted to get the weapon back, Charles told him to leave the residence or he would shoot.
Deputies and officers from the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department went to the home of Terrell Charles where they made contact with him. Charles attempted to flee from the officers but was apprehended. The firearm was also recovered at Charles' residence.
Detectives obtained warrants for Schouest and Charles, and both were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Bail was set for Schouest at $10,000. Bail was set for Charles at $25,000.