KENNER — A Kenner man is back in jail Saturday after police linked him to a spree of burglaries that occurred in the days after he was released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
Darrien Gray, 22, 2635 Albany St., was released Tuesday after the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office chose not to pursue prosecution on charges stemming from a March 26 arrest, Kenner spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said in a news release.
Gray was arrested March 26 while burglarizing a car in the 2700 block of Kingston Street and was also in possession of two laptop computers that were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of 27th Street on March 25, McGregor said.
On Wednesday, several residents in the Woodlake Subdivision in Kenner reported their unlocked vehicles had been burglarized on Zion Street, Platt Street, Yellowstone Street and in the 4100 block of West Loyola Drive, and one vehicle had been stolen from Zion, McGregor said.
Sunglasses, CDs, a class ring and a gun were among the items reported missing from the vehicles, McGregor said.
The stolen vehicle was found later that night in the 200 block of Clemson Place in Kenner and evidence found in the vehicle linked the Gray to the crimes, McGregor said.
When police executed a search warrant on his residence, McGregor said, they found the keys to the stolen car.
Gray was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on one count of theft of a motor vehicle and seven counts of simple burglary, McGregor said.
As of 2 p.m. Saturday, Gray remained locked up in lieu of a $190,000 bond, McGregor said.