Residential burglary after man seeks help at home

Published 1:00 pm Saturday, November 9, 2013

A man approached a home asking the resident for some gasoline and ended up robbing him.

On Oct. 27, James T. Henry, 51, of 227 White Sands Rd., Poplarville, went to a residence on White Sands Road and asked the resident if he had any gasoline because he had run out, said Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.

The victim said he told Henry that he had no gasoline and said Henry left, Tucker said.

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Meanwhile, the victim said he “fell asleep in his home,” Tucker said.

Later, when the victim woke up, he noticed some items missing from inside his residence, Tucker said. He said the items missing were reported as, “prescription medications, a leg brace, link sausage, a five-dollar bill, a cup with three-dollars worth of change in it, and one brown wallet with duct tape on it.”

Tucker said deputies were called to a residential burglary and were given information on a possible suspect vehicle, a green Ford car.

While enroute to the scene, deputies saw the suspect vehicle parked on the side of the road, said Tucker.

Looking through the widows of the vehicle, Tucker said several items that were described as stolen by the victim were seen in plain view.

“A black truck passed deputies several times on White Sands Road,” Tucker said. Deputies stopped the truck to question the driver about what they believed was suspicious activity, he said.

The passenger in the black truck was identified as Henry, and he said it was his vehicle that ran out of gas, said Tucker.

Henry was arrested for residential burglary and Tucker said he is being held at the Pearl River County Correctional Facility on a $25,000 bond.

The stolen items were recovered and returned to the victim, said Tucker.