Suspect sought for commercial burglary

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 19, 2014



DNA evidence collected at the scene of a crime has identified a suspect involved in the burglary of concession stands.
The Picayune Police Department is now looking for 32-year-old Timothy Wayne Paul Jr., who has a last known address of 15 B.R. Lane, Lumberton, said Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.
Magri said the burglaries occurred on July 21 and 24 at the Picayune High School baseball and softball concession stands, where electronics such as a television, projector and sound mixer were taken. The suspects also took food such as hamburger patties and assorted snacks.
Evidence collected at the scene was sent to the crime lab. Magri said the crime lab was able to pull DNA from that evidence, which matched Paul’s profile established from to a previous arrest.
Further investigation into the case discovered some of the items had been pawned by Paul’s girlfriend, who is currently being held by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Magri said. Law enforcement officials are waiting until an indictment can be filed against her to release her name, Magri said.
A search of her last known address recovered the sound mixer and projector taken from the concession stands, which have been returned to the school district, Magri said.
An arrest warrant has been obtained for Paul, who is wanted for two counts of commercial burglary, Magri said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Paul is asked to call the police department at 601-798-4682.

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