Burglar caught in the act by resident

A Ruston man was caught in the act of burglarizing a residence when he was surprised by the tenant who was home.

Cedrick D. White, 21, was arrested at University Crossing Apartments on West California Avenue after a resident reported a burglar had entered his apartment.

The resident said he was in his bathroom when he saw White enter his apartment and grab two video games. White saw the resident, dropped the video games, and ran out the door.

Both the resident and the apartment complex manager wished to pursue charges because of several recent incidents of burglary.

During questioning, White confessed to entering the apartment and grabbing the video games. He said he dropped them and left when he saw someone was home.

White was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for attempted simple burglary. Bail was set at $15,000.

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