Lankford Brothers Arrested in Burglary Investigation

Date: June 1, 2017


Ernest Lankford

Robert Lankford

Brothers Ernest Lankford and Robert Lankford were arrested Monday, May 29, 2017 in connection to burglary of a business in Reserve. On May 29, 2017, deputies were conducting extra patrols in the area of Regala Park in Reserve when they observed a Dodge Caravan leaving from behind South Central Technical College, which was closed. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Robert Lankford. During a criminal history search, it was discovered Lankford had a suspended driver's license. The passenger was identified as Ernest Lankford. During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered several items of value in the rear of the van.

Ernest, 38, of Destrehan was booked with felony unauthorized entry of a place of business. He was released May 30, 2017 on a $10,000 bond. In January, Ernest also was arrested for burglarizing a storage business in Reserve and a tire and repair shop in LaPlace.

Robert, 41, of LaPlace, was booked with felony unauthorized entry of a place of business and operating a vehicle with a suspended license. He was released May 30, 2017 on a $5,500 bond.

 

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