Burglary suspect caught

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DNA evidence helped Picayune Police Department investigators identify and arrest a suspect involved in the burglary of concession stands at Picayune baseball and softball fields.
The Picayune Police Department arrested 32-year-old Timothy Wayne Paul Jr., of Lumberton on Nov. 19, said Capt. Lane Pittman.
According to a previous story, the burglaries occurred on July 21 and 24 at the Picayune High School baseball and softball field concession stands. Items taken in the burglary included a television, projector and sound mixer. Also taken was food such as hamburger patties and assorted snacks, a previous story states.
Investigators were able to identify Paul based off of DNA evidence collected at the scene, which was analyzed by the Mississippi Crime Lab and matched to a profile in the state’s database. The previous story stated that Paul’s profile was in the database due to a previous arrest.
The investigation showed that some of the items had been pawned.
Investigators have recovered the sound mixer and projector and returned them to the school district, Magri said.
Paul was charged with two counts of commercial burglary.

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