Lake Charles, LA –


On January 2, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Investigative Unit detectives responded to a business on Coach Williams Drive in Sulphur in reference to the theft of eight catalytic converters stolen from vehicles parked on the property.


During the investigation, detectives obtained video surveillance from the business and were able to identify the suspect’s vehicle.  Detectives were later able to identify a possible suspect as Jeffrey A. Nunez, 29, Sulphur.  On January 4, VCIU detectives made contact with Nunez at his residence, and while speaking with him he confirmed he stole the catalytic converters from the vehicles at the business.  Detectives were able to locate multiple catalytic converters at Nunez’s residence, which matched those that were stolen. 


Nunez was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft from $1,000 to $5,000; and simple criminal damage to property $1,000 to $50,000.  Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $22,000.


The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible. 


CPSO Detective Kyle Miers is the lead investigator on this case.


An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged.   A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.