Burglary suspect wanted

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 19, 2015




The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect wanted for residential burglary.

On Thursday May 7, 38-year-old Mark Anthony Mills of 302 Edgewood Dr. was caught burglarizing a home on Oak Drive in the Caesar Community of Picayune, Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.

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The department received a call at 7:30 a.m. from the homeowner’s granddaughter, who allegedly arrived at the house and found the suspect inside the residence. During the time of the burglary, the homeowner was in the hospital, Tucker said.

The granddaughter told authorities she, along with a friend, stepped out of her vehicle and allegedly confronted Mills inside the residence. At which time, a 2008 silver Ford F-150 drove up to the house and Mills allegedly got into the vehicle before fleeing the scene, Tucker said.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they were able to determine Mills’ identity through the Ford F-150’s license plate number the granddaughter reported. The license plate number is PTW140, Tucker said.

While it was unknown at the time of the report whether any items were stolen, investigators searched the house and found several misplaced items. The television was found on the floor, the closets and dressers were opened and some items were placed near the windows, Tucker said.

“The burglary was interrupted. However, Mills entered the residence and had intent to steal,” Tucker said.

Mills currently has outstanding warrants for residential burglary and conspiracy to commit residential burglary. The other suspect involved remains unidentified, Tucker said.

If anyone has information about Mills’ whereabouts, they’re asked to contact Det. Scott Maillet from the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 596-7750.