On July 29, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a local casino hotel after a guest reported a laptop computer and other items had been stolen from their hotel room.

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When deputies arrived, they reviewed video surveillance which captured a man, later identified as Joshua P. Lewis, 24, 18 Fowler Road, Lot # 112, Sulphur, entering the hotel room and stealing the items. Lewis was a former employee of the casino hotel and was terminated on July 28.

Deputies quickly located Lewis at his home in Sulphur and he confirmed to entering the hotel room and stealing the items. When deputies searched the home, they recovered the stolen items and also recovered several key cards belonging to the casino hotel, which were to be returned upon his termination.

Lewis was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary; theft over $1,500; theft under $1,500; and trespassing.

All of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the owners.

Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $102,500.

CPSO Detective Eddie Curol is the lead investigator on this case.

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