Hammond man jailed in St. Rose theft

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 17, 2010



HAHNVILLE – A Hammond man accused of stealing a 12-foot utility trailer full of tools and other equipment from a St. Rose business in September was recently booked into the St. Charles Parish Jail, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Thomas B. Sharp, 37, was booked Sunday in St. Charles on charges of theft over $500 and being a fugitive of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Capt. Pat Yoes, a St. Charles Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Yoes said Sharp was being held at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on an unrelated charge prior to being released to St. Charles authorities.

According to the release, St. Charles detectives interviewed Sharp at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite on Sept. 14 in connection with the St. Rose theft. Sharp offerd a taped statement in which he admitted to stealing the utility trailer, which contained about $7,500 worth of miscellaneous electric and pneumatic tools.

Yoes said Sharp told authorities the theft occurred Sept. 11 at Cheetah Transportation on River Bend Boulevard in St. Rose. Authorities said the utility trailer had to be hooked to something for transport but declined to comment further.

Yoes said the trailer was recovered by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office along with most of the tools, Yoes said.

Sharp is being held at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.

His bond information was not available at press time.