Arrests made in heist of dangerous fireworks in Slidell



SLIDELL, LA. (WGNO) – The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Department has made two arrests in the theft of 19 cases of commercial grade fireworks.

Deputies arrested 24-year-old Marcus Stewart after two people came forward to say that they had purchased some of the highly volatile fireworks shells from him.

Deputies also arrested 30-year-old Donald Armlin Jr. after detectives say he was implicated as being Stewart’s partner in the theft.

Investigators believe that the two men broke into a locked box truck inside a gated property on Browns Village Road some time between December 23rd and the 29th and stole the 19 cases of high explosive shells and fuses.

The value of the fireworks is estimated at between $8000 and $10,000.

The were intended to be used in a professional fireworks display in Bossier City.

Some of the fireworks have been recovered and returned the owner, but it is believed that some…

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