On Sunday September 6, 2020 Pine Prairie Police Officer Cheree Eckhart was patrolling the jurisdiction and observed a male subject at Investar Bank during non business hours. The subject, later identified as Brandon Paul Sauseda, age 23 of Marksville was barefoot and had no shirt on. Officer Eckhart made contact with Sauseda, who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Sauseda said that he was at the bank to pick up a vehicle that his brother left for him. Sauseda had a black plastic bag and showed Officer Eckhart vehicle paperwork that belonged to Fuselier's Pharmacy. During the field interview Eckhart was able to determine that the paperwork was taken from the pharmacy's delivery vehicle. Sauseda admitted to going through the vehicle to look for the key. Sauseda was advised of his rights per Miranda and detained. Eckhart made contact with the owner of the vehicle, who stated that Sauseda did not have permission to access the vehicle. Officers with Turkey Creek Police arrived on scence and rendered assistance. Sauseda was advised that he was under arrest, at which time he resisted the Officers. Sauseda was taken into custody and transported to Pine Prairie Police Department for processing. During booking, Sauseda attempted to bribe the Officers in exchange for his release. A warrant for the arrest of Brandon Paul Sauseda was issued for violating LaRS 14:62 Simple Burglary, LaRS 14:67 Theft under $500, LaRS 14:108 Resisting Arrest and LaRS 14:118 Public Bribery. Sauseda was transported and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail with a $45,000 bond.
Pine Prairie Police Chief LC Deshotel would like to thank the public for their continued support and to report any suspicious activity. Pine Prairie Police would also like to thank Turkey Creek Police for their assistance.