Cassi Vinning Rankin, 32 years old, of Levee Rd. Morgan City, was arrested on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 3:59PM, on the following charges:
Berwick PD Warrants:
Possession of Methamphetamines
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 12:14PM, officers and detectives were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Fairview Dr. in reference to a residential burglary. The victim reported that he returned home for lunch and noticed that someone broke into his home and stole several items, some of which included clothing, electronics, jewelry, and a firearm.
Through witness statements, physical evidence, and other investigative means, detectives were able to identify Rankin as the suspect. While canvassing the surrounding area, officers were notified by a homeowner that she located clothing in her backyard. Officers also located a small bag of methamphetamine among those items that was reportedly linked back to Rankin.
On Thursday, March 25, 2021, detectives continued following up on the case and were led to the area of LA Hwy 70 near Lake End Park in Morgan City. Once there, Rankin was located asleep inside of a vehicle and she was taken into custody by the Morgan City Police Department.
During her arrest, she was reportedly wearing some of the clothing that was stolen from the residence. Berwick officers took Rankin into custody at the Morgan City Jail and transported her to the Berwick Police Department where she was booked into the Berwick Jail with no bond set. This investigation is ongoing.