According to Eunice Police, at 2:50 p.m. Monday, a concerned citizen walked into the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office substation on Moosa Boulevard and reported that a man was damaging trees on the premises of Charter Communications, across the street from the substation.
A deputy exited the substation and observed a man matching the same description as he removed flowers from the premises of Miller and Miller Ophthamology, then left on a bicycle.
The deputy detained the subject, identified as Kenneth Cart, 52, of 256 Acadia Street, until Eunice Police arrived to take charge of the investigation.
Under questioning, police said Cart admitted he did not have permission to be on the property of either business or have permission to take the flowers found in his possession.
Cart was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, criminal damage to property and theft.
Cart was arrested in November following allegations he attempted to strangle a woman’s pet cat; at the time he was also wanted on a warrant for possession of stolen things when police allegedly found him to have a stolen bicycle in his possession.
In January, Cart pleaded guilty to charges of illegal possession of stolen things, cruelty to animals and simple battery and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, a $541 fine, probation for one year and five days of community service.