HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Two would be burglars were thwarted and caught after they swiped a BB-gun and then tried to steal a getaway car.
Monday night Terrebonne Parish deputies and detectives were called to the 500 block of West View Drive after a report of a vehicle burglary.
When deputies arrived, the victim said when she returned she saw someone hiding behind a truck in the driveway.
At that point, two suspects bolted the scene, running toward St. Louis Canal Road.
It was then the victim realized a BB gun, purchased as a Christmas present for her son, had been stolen from the car parked in the driveway.
She got in her car to chase the suspects. As she drove along St. Louis Canal Road, she saw the suspects running from a wooded area.
When she confronted the suspects to retrieve the stolen gun, one of the suspects tried to pull her from the vehicle. She managed to accelerate and drive away without being injured.
TPSO deputies patrolled the area and nabbed the two suspects who were riding a bicycle. The bike store tags on it and that was later found to be stolen.
Though muddied from their run through the wooded area, the victim was able to positively identify the suspects.
They were taken into custody and transported to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office where they were questioned by detectives.
During questioning, deputies responded to a call about a vehicle burglary in the 200 block Malibu Drive. Deputies viewed the surveillance video showing the same two suspects breaking into a car there.
Both have been charged with burglary.
Deshawn Devonte Wolfe, 17, of the 300 block of Prince Collins in Houma, was arrested for two counts of simple burglary and remains in the Terrebonne Parish Jail on a $150,000.00 bond.
Darion Ramar Douglas, age 18, of the 300 block of Levron Street in Houma, was arrested for two counts of simple burglary and attempted carjacking and remains in jail on a $125,000.00 bond.
This case remains under investigation and more charges are possible.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, (985)876-2500.