Sheriff arrests burglars

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Jay Gonzales

According to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi, Jay Gonzales, 41, of Spotsylvania, Baton Rouge and Richard Coussou, Jr., 28, of 32450 Hwy. 75, Plaquemine, were arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and illegal possession of stolen things.

A homeowner observed an unknown SUV parked at his residences and two males exiting the home on Dec. 21, 2012.

The homeowner alleges that one of the suspects threatened him with a handgun as they fled the scene on foot leaving the vehicle behind.

The SUV was discovered to have been stolen from East Baton Rouge Parish and contained the items that were taken from the home.

An investigation by the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Detectives led to the arrest of Gonzales and Coussou. Both suspects have extensive criminal histories and are currently on parole.