Additional arrest made in Factory Connection thefts


Kamechell Hodges, b/f, of Natchitoches was arrested for felony theft March 9 in connection with the to an investigation that began earlier in the year concerning employees taking merchandise from Factory Connection in the River South Commons Shopping Center on South Drive.
Hodges bonded out the same day on a $5,000 bond.
Between Oct. 24, 2021, and Jan. 12, 2022, subjects removed 4,200 items from the store with a total value of $69,000. The thefts were made when employees would ring up merchandise at the register at prices different from marked prices and by other means.