Pineville Police Department reports that Dominic Graham, former linebacker for Louisiana College, has been arrested and charged with five counts of simple burglary, which occurred on campus. Graham was placed in custody following his arrest in late May.
Police received a tip from a security officer who noticed an unattended vehicle with an open trunk. According to security, the assailant ran to his car and fled before security had the opportunity to reach the man. Security was able to turn over a photograph of the man’s license plate, leading to Graham.
It was soon discovered that the man had burglarized a campus building. Among the missing merchandise were keyboards, mouse controllers, and computers. Sgt. Kimberly Mixon reports that Graham was responsible for several other on-campus burglaries committed last March.
In Louisiana, a person can be charged with burglary if they unlawfully enter a structure with intent to commit a crime. Burglary should not be confused with robbery, which is the use of fear or intimidation to take another’s property. Several types of burglary exist in Louisiana such as residential, commercial, vehicle, vessel, or cargo and many factors can affect the sentencing.
Due to the nature of burglary offenses, false accusations are common. Often there are no witnesses to the crime, which leads to a degree of uncertainty. A mistake in identity often leads to a false arrest.
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