June 22nd the LCSO arrested William Webb of Black Rock for theft of scrap metal and criminal trespass.

The arrest came after a Lawrence County resident living on Hwy 25 near Lake Charles reported a black Ford truck had been at their property and had taken a load of scrap metal. The resident got the tag number and reported it to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded and tracked the truck to a residence in Black Rock. Deputies spoke with Webb at Black Rock and questioned him about the scrap metal. Webb denied taking the materials.

The property owner was contacted and came to Webb’s residence and positively identified the scrap metal. Webb then confessed to taking the metal and being on the victim’s property.