THIRD SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED THEFT OF ATM ARRESTED
Bossier City police have identified the third suspect who was involved in the attempted theft of an automatic teller machine that resulted in a police pursuit last month.
Detectives with the BCPD’s Property Crimes Unit have obtained arrest warrants for Zachary Allen Stone, 29, of Little Elm, Texas on charges of attempted theft and criminal property damage.
The charges stem from an incident in which Stone and two others tried to steal an ATM from the Ouachita Independent Bank branch in the 4200 block of Benton Road on August 15, 2013 by putting a chain around it then pulling it off its foundation with a pickup truck. They then drove off without taking the machine or any money from it.
Later that night the suspects lead police on a pursuit after a Bossier City patrol officer spotted a truck matching the description of the suspect vehicle on Barksdale Boulevard. The pursuit went into Shreveport where the truck went off I-20 near Jewella Avenue. Two of the suspects - Gerri Davis (female), 24, of White Oak, Texas and Carl Gearhart III, 29, of Tyler Texas - were captured and arrested but Stone was escaped on foot.
BCPD learned on Friday that Stone had been taken into custody last night by authorities in Denton County, TExas and booked on warrants through Bossier City PD.