Deputies make auto burglary and meth cases

Published 2:55 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Separate cases involving abandoned shoes left at the scene of an automobile burglary and stolen electricity used to manufacture methamphetamine brought about the arrest of several suspects by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department.

The attempted automobile burglary was reported to the department on Nov. 25 at about 11:30 p.m. Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said the complainant told responding deputies that he saw someone attempting to break into his car, but the suspect fled the scene when the victim went outside his home.

Tucker said the victim told the deputies that the suspect ran out of his shoes, running so fast, literally leaving the shoes at the scene. The victim also told the deputy that he noticed that a suspicious vehicle was still parked nearby. After taking down information about the cash that was reported stolen from the victim’s vehicle, the deputy collected the suspect’s shoes and positioned himself to watch the vehicle to see who came for it.

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Later that night the deputy noticed the car leaving the area of the crime and stopped it. During that stop the deputy noticed the driver was not wearing any shoes and a search of the suspect found the same amount of cash reported stolen from the vehicle.

The suspect, Corey J. Atkin, 20, of 111 Oleander Dr., was charged with automobile burglary.

In a separate case which took place on Monday, deputies were called out to the area of Albert Jarrell Road in Carriere to investigate a report of stolen electricity. Tucker said investigators found extension cords leading to the home of James Scott Jarrell, 43, of 24 Albert Jarrell Road. The cords were plugged into a neighboring home.

Investigators and deputies knocked on Jarrell’s door but received no response, Tucker said. While waiting for a response, deputies could detect the strong chemical scent that is associated with manufacturing methamphetamine. The smell gave investigators probable cause so they searched the home and found Jarrell leaving the master bedroom of the home. Inside the master bathroom, an active methamphetamine cook was found.

Jarrell was taken into custody for manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of precursor chemicals.

While the investigators were at the scene, a vehicle pulled up with three suspects inside all in possession of methamphetamine, Tucker said. The suspects, identified as Adam Ladner, 31, of 21802 Lawrence Adam Rd., Kiln; Billy Entrekin, 34, of 1511 Adcox Rd., and Ranae Hoda, 25, of 1526 Firetower Rd., were all charged with possession of a controlled substance.

After dealing with the occupants of the first car a second car pulled up with two people in it, this time in possession of a number of pseudoephedrine pills. Tucker said the suspects, Derek McNab, 25, and Sharmon Mauffray, 32, both of 258 Old Creek Rd., were charged with conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, after investigation and interviews determined the pills were to be sold to Jarrell to manufacture methamphetamine.