Sheriff’s Dept. looking for juvenile involved in burglary
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department has arrested three suspects and are looking for a fourth suspect in connection with a residential burglary that took place on April 30, said Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.
Tucker said that day deputies responded to a call about a residential burglary at 6:47 p.m. on Preacher Powell Road. The victim reported that sometime between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., the back door of the home had been pried open and two guns, ammunition, jewelry and an iPod Touch were stolen, Tucker said.
On May 1, a business owner contacted the sheriff’s department after a suspicious couple attempted to sell some jewelry. The business owner provided the department with a description of the two individuals, later identified as Gerald T. Brown III, 33, of 280 Inside Rd. in Picayune and Savannah D. Miller, 26, of an unknown address, Tucker said.
The descriptions of Brown and Miller were shared with several deputies and investigators, Tucker said.
He said Det. Rob Williams used the description to locate the couple walking down Memorial Boulevard. Williams approached the couple to talk to them before placing them under arrest.
Tucker said during a pat down search of Brown and Miller, Williams discovered a pair of brass knuckles and needles in Brown’s possession and various illegal prescription drugs on Miller. The stolen jewelry was also found on both suspects.
Through the sheriff department’s investigation a third suspect, a 15-year-old juvenile was identified as being involved in the burglary, who deputies are currently searching for, Tucker said.
Because the 15-year-old suspect is a minor, identifying information will not be released.
The continued investigation, provided the sheriff’s department with information on the location of some of the stolen property leading to a search on May 7 at 14 Family Lane, the residence of 30-year-old Matthew King, Tucker said.
Tucker said King was found to be in possession of the stolen ammunition, two grams of methamphetamine, a stolen shotgun from another unrelated burglary and several other weapons he had in his home.
King was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and five counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was released on a $32,500 bond on May 9, Tucker said.
Brown was charged with residential burglary, conspiracy to commit residential burglary, three counts of felony possession of controlled substance, two counts of misdemeanor possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a deadly weapon by a convicted felon. He is currently being held on a $51,500 bond at the Pearl River County Correctional Facility, Tucker said.
Miller was charged with residential burglary, conspiracy to commit residential burglary, three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, two counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. She is currently being held on a $46,500 bond at the Pearl River County Correctional Facility, Tucker said.
At this time, the two stolen guns haven’t been recovered by the sheriff’s department, Tucker said.