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Farmerville man accused of stealing and pawning items

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - An investigation of Union Parish sheriff’s detectives resulted in the arrest of a Farmerville man on a burglary charge.

William Cody Ovitt, 19, of La. Hwy. 2, was booked into the parish detention center Monday for simple burglary, possession of stolen things valued at more than $1,500, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond on the simple burglary charge has not been set. However, his bond on possession of stolen things was set at 5,000. The drug charges stemmed from an earlier arrest for which Ovitt failed to appear in court. Bond on those charges was set at $4,500.

Sheriff Dusty Gates said detectives started investigating the case in April when a four-wheeler was reported missing from a Bernice area. Deputies reported that when Ovitt was picked up he admitted to being the driver of a vehicle when the four-wheeler was stolen.

During their investigation, the detectives learned that two large pieces of woodworking equipment had been taken from a shop in the Marion area in early June.

Detectives were able to determine that Ovitt pawned the equipment in West Monroe. He was then charged with simple burglary.

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