4th man arrested in Morgan City burglary

MORGAN CITY, La. — A fourth suspect was arrested Sunday in connection with a Wednesday burglary of an inhabited residence on Headland Street in Morgan City, Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch said in a news release.

Derrick G. Dugar, 24, of Morgan City, was arrested at 10:56 a.m. Sunday on warrants for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.

Dugar was located and held at Patterson Police Department and was taken to the Morgan City Police Department on outstanding warrants. Dugar is the fourth arrest in the burglary.

Dugar, along with the three other men arrested, is alleged to have entered a home and taken items from inside while the occupants took refuge in a bathroom, Crouch said. Arriving officers located the men leaving the residence. Dugar was successful in his escape. However, officers were able to confirm his identity, and a warrant was secured for his arrest, Crouch said. He was taken to the Morgan City Jail where he remains. The three other suspects arrested in the burglary are still being held.

The three men previously arrested were brothers and charged Wednesday with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling this morning after police received a complaint of a burglary in progress at a residence on Headland Street, Crouch said.

Ivory W. Dugar, 25, of Patterson, was arrested for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jamarius J. Dugar, 22, Patterson, was arrested for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.

Quentin J. Dugar, 23, of Patterson, was arrested for simple burglary, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.

Officers watched as the men noticed officers and begin to flee on foot. A uniformed officer gave chase and was able to capture one of the men, later identified as Jamarius Dugar, Crouch said. Jamarius Dugar began to struggle with officers and was eventually subdued and arrested, Crouch said. Other uniformed officers began to search the area for suspects and were able to locate a second man near the area of Eighth Street, he said.

That man, identified as Ivory Dugar, was detained by officers.

The men’s vehicle was removed from the scene by Bayou Ramos Wrecker Service.

At about 3 a.m. Wednesday, police received information of the whereabouts of a third suspect in the burglary, and officers proceeded to the location where they were able to locate a third suspect, identified as Quentin Dugar, hiding under a wrecker truck at Bayou Ramos wrecker yard with a hammer in his possession, Crouch said. Officers arrested Quentin Dugar after he was identified as one of the suspects in the burglary.

During the investigation, suspected marijuana was located inside the suspects’ vehicle as well as in their possession, Crouch said Wednesday.

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