During the course of the investigation, Seth Michael Martin became a suspect. At some point, agents questioned Martin, but Martin denied ever touching the ATV.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Seth Michael Martin, 39, of 14167 Anna Road, Gonzales, La., on charges of felony theft relating to the theft of a side by side / ATV on or about August 17, 2018.

Deputies initiated an investigation followed by detectives. Agents made contact with the complainant as well as potential witnesses.

During the course of the investigation, Seth Michael Martin became a suspect. At some point, agents questioned Martin, but Martin denied ever touching the ATV.

Detectives obtained certain scientific evidence from the ATV as well as known samples from Martin.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified by Louisiana State Police, recently that there was a scientific match between the two samples, effectively identifying Martin as the suspect.

Seth Michael Martin was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on one count of Felony Theft.

Martin remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

Contributed by Lonny Cavalier, Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office