On July 5, 2022, Deputies with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office began an investigation in reference to a theft of a gas operated sawmill that was stolen at the 1000 Blk. of Clayton Rd. During the investigation, Deputies received information that a subject by the name of Dennis Randal Book was homeless, living in a wooded area off of Clayton Rd. near Blood Bend Rd.
Local members of the community confronted Book in the woods not far from where parts of the stolen sawmill was located. During that time, community members detained Book until Law Enforcement arrived on the scene. Shortly after, Book was taken into custody by Sheriff Deputies for a probation and parole warrant. It was at that time that books admitted to taking the sawmill and hiding it in the woods. Book was subsequently charged with Felony Theft and Criminal Trespassing.
Dennis Randell Book
W/M DOB 08/06/1977
2190 Blood Bend Rd.
St. Landry, La.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT TILL PROVEN GUILTY
As always, Sheriff Charles R. Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at www.evangelineparishsheriff.org. Any person reporting information will remain anonymous.