Man charged with felony theft


NPSO Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Natchitoches man on felony theft charges. Deputies responded Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 11:50 a.m. to reports of a theft in progress in the 300 block of Blanchard Road in Natchitoches.

The caller then called back reporting a silver Dodge pickup truck leaving the residence traveling towards the St. Maurice Lane area. NPSO and NPD units searched the area for the vehicle. NPSO detectives also responded.

Items reported stolen were: Generac generator, Miller plasma cutter, a DeWalt metal cutting chopsaw and other assorted items valued at over $3,000. During the investigation, detectives identified Michael Cobb of Natchitoches as a suspect.

Deputies contacted Cobb by telephone then made contact with him at the home of a relative on Royal Street in Natchitoches. Cobb was transported to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division and interviewed by detectives.

During the interview, Cobb told deputies where the stolen items were taken. Deputies recovered the items at an undisclosed location on Old River Road. Michael Cobb, 37, of the 700 block of Royal St., was charged with 1-count of Felony Theft.

Cobb remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.