Man found guilty of trying to steal from an alderman's home

Man found guilty of trying to steal from an alderman's home

WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A jury finds a Washington Parish man guilty of attempted simple burglary of an alderman's home.

On June 18, Alderman T.J. Butler called the Franklinton Police Department after finding a man in his garage without permission. He says the intruder, William Washington, 60, was trying to steal items. Butler, a retired principal, recognized Washington and ordered him to get out.

Washington ran away without taking anything, but a knife that had been removed from a shelf was found on the garage floor. Butler was able to provide a detailed description and Washington's last name to an investigator. With the help of witnesses, the investigator tracked down Washington and arrested him.

Washington's sentencing is set for Jan. 22 before District Judge Richard Swartz Jr.

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