One suspect, two burglaries

Published 1:27 pm Friday, May 8, 2009

Two burglaries in the Poplarville area were apparently the product of one suspect.

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier said the department’s investigation in to the matter led to the arrest of Troy Poole, 37, of 22 Martin Rd., Wiggins.

The department’s investigation into the matter began after deputies received a call on April 29, about a burglary in the 400 block of Sam Smith Road. In the shed behind the location, a 20 inch flat screen television was missing.

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Another burglary report was submitted to the department shortly thereafter concerning an electric saw being taken from the 3000 block of Mississippi Highway 53, Saucier said.

Investigation and interviews with people in the surrounding areas showed that Poole had been going door to door in the area asking for money. One witness also told investigators that Poole was seen coming from one of the burglarized residences.

Physical evidence and other investigative techniques found at the scene of the Sam Smith Road burglary gave the department enough to secure a warrant for Poole’s arrest. Poole was taken into custody by the department at his home in Stone County on Monday, Saucier said. Interviews with Poole after his arrest gave the department enough evidence to also charge him with the burglary on Miss. Hwy. 53.

Poole also was found to have a warrant out for his arrest for a parole violation not associated with the burglaries. Saucier could not elaborate on the probation violation charge.

Poole was charged with the probation violation warrant, commercial burglary and residential burglary, Saucier said.