Marksville husband, wife accused of stealing money from home safe

Joseph Johnson

By EverythingCenla staff

April Johnson, 34, and Joseph Johnson, 32, both of Marksville were arrested in connection with a home burglary in which a safe that contained a large amount of money was stolen, according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received information on Aug. 20 that money from a safe had been taken from a Marksville home. The homeowner provided information to authorities that led them to believe the suspects may  have been headed to Alabama.

Shortly afterwards, authorities stopped a vehicle in which the couple was in on Louisiana Highway 11192. The wife allegedly admitted that she and her husband had burglarized the Marksville residence on more than one occasion, each time taking large amounts of case from the safe without the homeowner’s knowledge.

At the time of the traffic stop, Joseph Johnson allegedly had  $2,000, which he admitted was taken from the safe burglary earlier that day.

Also, authorities claim the Johnsons said they had purchased vehicles, durgs and alcohol with money previously taken from the home.

Both were booked into the Avoylles Parish Jail. April Johnson was charged with simple burglary, possession of CDS II with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $100,000.

Joseph Johnson was charged with simple burglary and illegal possession of stolen things. His bond was also set at $100,000.

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