Two men arrested in theft of lawn equipment

St. Martin Parish authorities have arrested two men in the theft of $18,000 in lawn equipment from the Episcopal School of Acadiana, located off Smede Highway in St. Martinville, the Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Sean Snelson, 29, of Broussard, and Brandon Labiche, 28, of St. Martinville, were arrested on burglary and theft counts.

Sheriff’s officials said they recovered almost all of the items that ESA reported stolen.

Both men were booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center, officials said.