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Man and Woman Steal Military Veteran’s Motorized Scooter and Cell Phone – Slidell PD asking for Your

Suspects, Who Stole Military Veteran’s Motorized Scooter and Cell Phone, Identified and are Wanted

Slidell Police have identified and issued arrest warrants for 48-year-old, William Roger Vaughter III, and 56-year-old, Karen Chetta Vaughter, for felony “Theft Over $1000” for stealing a military veteran’s motorized scooter and Apple iPhone.

Slidell Police received multiple tips after releasing surveillance video of the suspects, yesterday afternoon. The Vaughter’s have been in contact with investigators, and were supposed to turn themselves in this afternoon.

As of 5:30 p.m., the suspects have yet to surrender to authorities.

**Original Press Release**

Slidell Police are asking for your help with identifying two thieves who stole a military veteran’s motorized scooter and cell phone.

The 75-year-old victim went shopping at Walmart (39142 Natchez Drive) on November 15th around 5:00 p.m., and inadvertently left behind his cell phone and motorized scooter in the parking lot. After returning home, the military veteran realized he left his belongings in the parking lot and quickly returned to the store. It was discovered shortly thereafter that someone had stolen both his scooter and cell phone.

After obtaining the surveillance video from the store, it was discovered that a male and female spotted the scooter in the parking lot, and initially did the right thing. The man and woman brought the scooter inside of the store and dropped the property off at the customer service department. The couple shopped, purchased several items, and left the store.

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In a strange turn of events, the couple returned and decided to steal the scooter and cell phone. The duo was observed on the surveillance footage leaving the store with the scooter, and loading it into the back their vehicle. Slidell Police investigators are now asking for the public’s assistance with identifying the two suspects.

The male suspect is white, over 6 feet tall, and has an above average build. The female is white, appears to be short (between 5’5” – 5’8” tall) and has a heavy build. The motorized scooter is valued at over $1,000 and is red and black. The cell phone is described to be a black Apple iPhone 6.

Slidell Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective James Seymour at 985-646-4363 or at You can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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