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Second suspect arrested for Isaac looting in lower Plaquemines

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Aaron T. Hooker (photo from PPSO) Aaron T. Hooker (photo from PPSO)
Aaron J. Landry (photo from PPSO) Aaron J. Landry (photo from PPSO)
Cameron D. Glass (photo from PPSO) Cameron D. Glass (photo from PPSO)

FOX 8 News received this press release from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon; we have redacted exact street addresses for privacy purposes:

Sheriff Lonnie Greco announces the arrest of Aaron T. Hooker, black/male, 19 years of age, of Port Sulphur, Louisiana for eleven (11) residential lootings that occurred in the Buras area during Hurricane Isaac.

During the initial investigation, PPSO Detectives recovered blood evidence from one of the crime scenes and submitted it to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. On October 18, 2012, PPSO Detectives received a CODIS match notification from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab regarding the evidence that was collected. The DNA evidence collected at the crime scene was positively linked to Aaron T. Hooker. An arrest warrant was subsequently obtained for Hooker charging him with one count of looting.

On Friday, November 16, 2012, Hooker was arrested in Westwego on an unrelated incident and being a fugitive for Plaquemines Parish. Hooker was subsequently transported to the Belle Chasse Lockup and then to the PPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau for further investigation. During an interview with Detectives, Hooker confessed to ten (10) additional lootings that he committed in the Buras area during Hurricane Isaac. Hooker is currently incarcerated on a $165,000 bond.

One of Hooker's accomplices, Cameron D. Glass, white/male, 18 years of age, of 35182 Highway 11 was arrested by the PPSO on September 23, 2012, and is currently incarcerated on a $165,000 bond.

A third accomplice, Aaron J. Landry, white/male, 19 years of age, of Buras is still at-large. Landry has been wanted since September 11, 2012, and has ten (10) active arrest warrants for residential looting. After Hurricane Isaac, Detectives believe Landry fled to California; however, Detectives have learned that he has since returned to Louisiana and is possibly residing in the Houma, Louisiana area.

Detectives believe a fourth suspect was actively involved with the trio during the looting spree and are actively perusing leads in identifying this individual.

During the investigation, Detectives determined that each looted residence was entered by force and intentionally vandalized, with severe damage to at least three residences. A vehicle belonging to Glass, which contained items stolen during the lootings, was found near one of the crime scenes, where Glass, Landry and Hooker were eventually developed as suspects by Detectives. The estimated combined property damage and value of stolen items is currently valued at approximately $100,000. Items stolen included Xbox video game entertainment system accessories, speakers, and jewelry.

Anyone with additional information on these crimes, or the whereabouts of Aaron Landry, is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Sidney Smith at 504-564-2525 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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