Covington police nab suspected serial car burglar

Davion Norman
Davion Norman

Covington, La. - A man was arrested Saturday in connection with four car burglaries, and Covington police said they expect to charge him with more.

The suspect, Davion Perez-Morrow Norman, 21, of Folsom, is also wanted in Mandeville on 10 outstanding warrants for car burglary. While he was being booked by Covington police, Norman told officers he had recently been released from Tangipahoa Parish Jail on car burglary charges.

The Covington incident began at about 1 a.m. Saturday, when a Neighborhood Watch member called police to report seeing a man pulling on car door handles on Rutland Street.

When officers arrived, they found several unlocked cars that appeared to have been rifled through, with various items taken.

While an officer was working one of the burglaries, a car pulled up and the passenger, who matched the description given by the Neighborhood Watch member, asked the officer for directions. The officer asked the man to step out of the car and when he did, the officer noticed that his pockets were bulging with items.

Norman was placed under arrest for four of the 10 burglaries. Police are continuing their investigation and expect to charge him on the rest of the burglaries shortly.

Meanwhile, the driver of the car told officers she had been flagged down by Norman and was just giving him a ride. She was not charged.

Norman's Mandeville warrants were discovered during the booking process, and Mandeville police were notified.

Police are asking anyone who is missing items and was parked in the general area of Rutland Street Friday night to contact the Covington Police Department at (985) 892-8500.