Pair Reports Guns Stolen Then Sells Them to Pawn Shop
HAMMOND, La. (WGMB) — A Hammond woman is under arrest, and authorities are searching for her accomplice after the two falsely reported a theft and then allegedly sold the stolen property to a pawn shop.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says his deputies arrested 34-year-old Casie Baker after she filed a fraudulent police report on June 3, stating that two guns: a .308 caliber bolt action rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun, had been stolen from her home.
Detectives learned that the day before Baker and her accomplice, 37-year-old Robert Spark Anderson, sold the ‘stolen’ guns to the Bayou Pawn Shop in Hammond.
Edwards said investigators received surveillance footage confirming the identities of Baker and Anderson in the pawn shop.
Upon further investigation, detectives learned Anderson had an “extensive criminal history” including several felony convictions.
Baker was arrested on June 30, on charges of Illegally Supplying a Felon with a Firearm, Criminal Mischief, and Theft by Fraud.
Deputies have received a warrant for Anderson’s arrest. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert Spark Anderson should call the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 345-6150