Metairie man arrested for more than 50 vehicle burglaries

Kody Hughes and Danielle Crowder.

Kody Hughes and Danielle Crowder.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A Metairie man has been arrested in connection to more than 50 car burglaries.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced the arrest of Kody Hughes, 25, on 52 counts of vehicle burglary. Hughes’ girlfriend, 26-year-old Danielle Crowder, also of Metairie, was also arrested for outstanding traffic attachments and at least one theft charge, according to an JPSO statement.

Hughes is suspected for a string of car robberies starting in mid October of this year, during which he stole a dozen firearms, money, gift cards, and jewelry.

Hughes and Crowder were arrested on November 26. A search warrant was executed at their home on Zenith Street which resulted in the recovery of numerous items stolen in several of the vehicle burglaries.

When questioned regarding the vehicle burglaries, Hughes admitted to committing nearly all the vehicle burglaries investigators suspected him of. Hughes told investigators he was alone when he committed the burglaries to support his and Crowder’s drug addiction and to support their shared child.

Hughes identified himself as being the subject on video recordings. Hughes also admitted selling the firearms and property that he stole from the vehicles.