Natchitoches – NPSO deputies have arrested a Dallas, Texas man in connection with a staged “Home Invasion” according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
On November 13th, 2012, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a “Armed Home Invasion” in the 100 block of Von Orange Lane, Natchitoches, La.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.
NPSO detectives say that while interviewing the victim, he allegedly told them, that on November 13th at approximately 11:45am, he heard a knock at the door. After hearing the knock, he alleged that he instructed two males to walk to the side door of the residence. After opening the door, the two males allegedly pushed their way into the residence, armed with a handgun, directing the victim to the safe in the residence. The victim further advised detectives that the suspects allegedly forced him to open the safe, where he gave them gold and silver coins valued at approximately $200,000, (some of the coins were valued at $20,000 each) and $140,000 dollars in US currency according to Chief of Investigations Detective Greg Dunn.
On Monday February 11th, 2013, detectives arrested the victim in the case identified as Burton Paul Dupuy III, 64 of the 6500 block of Velasco Drive, Dallas, Texas booking him into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Felony Theft, 1-count of Exploitation of the Infirmed, and 1-count of Criminal Mischief by filing a false police report.
Deputies say the residence where the staged criminal act occurred belonged to the suspect’s parents, and that he had knowledge that the safe contained money and valuable coins.
Dupuy alledged admitted to having a gambling problem.
Dupuy remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. Bond has been set by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge at $301,000.