Welsh man arrested for allegedly stealing air conditioning coils

Welsh, LA (KPLC) – The Welsh Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly stole air conditioning coils from a local business.

Authorities said a man driving a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Ford Edge, is believed to have stolen an air conditioning coil from Brandon’s Diesel Service on Hwy 90 around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Welsh police said they identified the vehicle as belonging to James Deshotel, 60, of Welsh.

On Thursday, Nov. 3, around 1 p.m. Deshotel was arrested and booked into jail on the following charges:

  • Felony theft
  • Criminal trespassing
  • Simple criminal damage to property.

At last word, his bond has not been set.