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Iowa woman arrested for burglary and theft

On May 2, 2014, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home on Lightner Street in Iowa in reference to a burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who advised when returning home he discovered a woman, later identified as Desireah A. Chapman, 34, 503 N. Kinney Street, Iowa, loading items into the back of an SUV which was parked in the front yard. When Chapman saw the homeowner, she fled in the SUV at a high rate of speed. A witness was able to get a detailed description, including the license plate number, of the SUV Chapman fled in.

During the investigation, the victim discovered several items were stolen from his home including cleaning supplies, a tackle box, cast iron pots and a gaming console controller and several video games.

After further investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Chapman in connection with the burglary and theft and on May 9 she was arrested at her home. Chapman was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary; and theft under $500.

Judge Kent Savoie set her bond at $16,000.

CPSO Detective Roy Pesson is the lead investigator on this case.