A Shreveport man has been arrested in connection with a string of local burglaries.

Cpl. Marcus Hines released this statement:

"A local man is behind bars in connection with a number of property crimes committed across southeast Shreveport last week.

 Shreveport Police Property Crimes Detectives arrested 41 year old Morris Edwards for his role in the burglary of multiple businesses in area of east Shreveport.  In an investigation that began on April 23rd, detectives were notified when a number of local businesses along Line Avenue, East 70th Street and some along Youree Drive were burglarized.  Authorities, using evidence and information gathered at the crime managed to link Edwards to the crimes.

 Edwards was arrested at a home in the  400 block of East 79th Street at approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 23rd.  At that time, Edwards attempted to flee from officers while handcuffed.  Officers managed to capture Edwards following a brief struggle.  Following Edwards’ arrest, detectives learned that Edwards was the suspect in the burglary of the Shreveport locations of the Jac Clothing store, John Pickens Clothing, Shavers Crawfish, Rotolos Craft and Crust, Don Juanz and the Shogun Japanese Steakhouse.  Investigators believe Morris burglarized the businesses at some point between the evening of April 22nd and the morning of the 23rd.  Morris, following subsequent interviews with detectives, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on April 23rd on charges of resisting an officer by force, simple escape and an outstanding warrant.   Additional charges in connection to the alleged burglaries of the businesses were added following additional investigation.  More charges are possible as the case remains under investigation."