Louisiana Lt Gov’s house looted, burned; 2 held in Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Police in Alabama have arrested two people today who are accused of breaking into a New Orleans-spot estate belonging to Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, stealing from it and placing a hearth.

Tuscaloosa police arrested Robert Kelly and Angela Goodfellow, both equally 43, on burglary and easy arson prices just after acquiring term that a Jeep allegedly utilised in the theft was in the area, information outlets claimed.

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser advised reporters robbers smashed antique china and stole uncommon cash, sporting activities and political memorabilia and liquor from his residence and a dump truck from throughout the avenue. The truck, nevertheless keeping some of his possessions, was discovered in Mississippi.

Kelly and Goodfellow are from Slidell, Louisiana, information shops claimed . It was not instantly obvious whether they have an attorney who could speak on their behalf.

A pest control worker found the split-in April 14 at the estate about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from New Orleans in Plaquemines Parish, The Moments-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported.

A tiny kitchen area hearth did mainly smoke destruction, Nungesser informed WDSU-Tv.

1000’s of dollars really worth of stolen athletics memorabilia included framed jerseys signed by Drew Brees and Pete Rose, Nungesser explained to reporters.

He explained to the newspaper some stolen political memorabilia came from his profession, and some had been gathered by his father, William “Billy” Nungesser, who headed the state’s Republican Bash for a lot of several years and is in the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.

“My father experienced a chest whole of points,” he reported. “Looks like they bought about 50 percent of it.”

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Nungesser said the burglars also took “lots of liquor.”

“They remaining the parish with a stolen dump truck, adopted by a Jeep and some of the things from the household was in the dump truck when it was recovered,” Nungesser advised WWL-Tv. “They ditched the dump truck when they were on the operate.”

The truck was discovered in Pearl River County in Mississippi.

Nungesser and his spouse now are living in Covington, Louisiana and are seeking to promote the 65-acre (26-hectare) home together the Mississippi River south of Jesuit Bend. Hurricane Ida did significant injury to the 9,000-square-foot (836-sq.-meter) residence, which Nungesser mentioned is 25 to 30 a long time outdated.

Assessors records show the few acquired the house for $369,900 in 1997, the newspaper claimed.

The Nungessers were being eliminating remaining merchandise to their new house when the theft happened.