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Lafayette man wanted in St. Martin vehicle theft, arson

Posted: 4:45 PM, Mar 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-06 17:47:37-05

Deputies in St. Martin Parish are looking for a Lafayette man they say is wanted in connection with a January burglary,  vehicle theft and arson.

Bryston Galentine / St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

21-year-old Brayton Galentine of Lafayette is wanted on multiple charges including simple burglary, theft and simple arson.

On January 9, 2019, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary and vehicle theft at a residence in the 7000 block of Main Hwy in St. Martinville.

Officers say that Galentine allegedly broke into a home in the early morning hours and took a set of car keys from the residence. He then allegedly drove off in the homeowner’s 2017 Ford Fusion.  Galentine, however, left his personal vehicle in the driveway of the home he burglarized and was subsequently identified.

On January 11, 2019, St. Martin deputies say the stolen vehicle, which was burned, was located near Lake Fausse Point State Park.

An arrest warrant for Galentine has been issued  on the following charges:

1 count of 14:62(A) Simple Burglary-(Felony)
1 count of 14:67 (B) (2)-Theft above $5,000.00 but under $25,000.00 (Felony)
1 count of 14:52 (A) Simple Arson (Felony)

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Brayton Galentine is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 394-3071 or via private message on the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.