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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fort Polk Man Sentenced For Burglary On Military Base


LAFAYETTE, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Dakota Cole Yarbrough, 20, of Fort Polk, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik, to serve 12 months in prison and two years of supervised release for one count of simple burglary.  Haik also ordered Yarbrough to pay $164.10 in restitution.
According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on July 17, 2013, Yarbrough entered a home on the Fort Polk military base without permission and removed a laptop computer and a wallet containing credit cards and bank cards.  He also entered a vehicle outside another residence on the military base without permission and removed $60 and a debit card.  He used the debit card from the vehicle to make two purchases in Deridder, La., totaling $100.21 and used the debit cards from the home to make two purchases totaling $164.10.

The Fort Polk Directorate of Emergency Services conducted the investigation. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward L. Westfall and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett L. Grayson prosecuted the case.

Updated February 29, 2016