On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, a K9 deputy responded to an alarm activation at a building in the Ashton area. Upon arrival, the deputy began checking doors and windows on the exterior of the building and found signs of an entry into the building. After backup arrived, the K9 deputy heard sounds of someone inside the building. The deputies entered the building and while clearing the rooms, they made contact with a male suspect who was inside the building. The suspect was identified as Gary Kirkland Javon Semien.
Through the investigation, the deputy learned that Semien also held an active warrant for theft. Semien was taken into custody and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. The keyholder for the building was notified and the building was secured.
Gary Kirkland Javon Semien, 25, Franklin, LA, was arrested on for burglary-simple and on a warrant for theft.
Bail has not been set.