Sheriff’s Department makes arrests in two residential burglary cases
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Officers with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department made three arrests this month in relation to two separate residential burglaries.
On June 11, deputies arrested a Poplaville man after he was seen stealing a family member’s ATV.
The suspect, Hickory Quade Coleman, 19, of 28 Billy Coleman Road, was allegedly seen leaving a residence on Three Ponds Drive in Poplarville at about 7 a.m. on a stolen ATV, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.
The complainant said he heard the vehicle start up and then saw two dark-haired suspects ride the ATV around the house and drive off toward Red Fish Road, followed by two other white males in a white Chevrolet truck that had been partially parked in the driveway, Tucker said.
After investigating the scene, deputies were informed that the suspect, Coleman, called the homeowner at about 11:30 a.m. and claimed to have stolen the vehicle.
Deputies were dispatched to Coleman’s home on Billy Coleman Road where he led deputies to the stolen ATV, Tucker said.
Deputies also observed a white Chevrolet truck that matched the description given by the complainant, he said.
Coleman was arrested for grand larceny.
Through further investigation, deputies arrested Seth Odom, 18, of 202 Old Camp Road, Poplarville on June 14 for grand larceny and conspiracy, in relation to that incident, Tucker said.
The other two suspects have not been identified.
In a separate incident on June 16, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Wisteria Drive after a neighbor reported someone was breaking into a nearby home, Tucker said.
The neighbor told deputies he believed the suspect was Samuel Caleb Haas, 24, of T Rose Lane, Moss Point, who had been hanging around the neighborhood.
Haas allegedly entered the home through the front door while an occupant was asleep inside, and left carrying several boxes, Tucker said.
Upon waking, the occupant noticed a box containing an unknown amount of cash was missing, as well as large amounts of junk food, Tucker said.
Deputies went to 124 Gardenia Drive to speak with Haas. When he answered the door, deputies smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and observed a plastic pipe in plain view, Tucker said.
Haas and other male occupants of the home were asked to exit the premises while deputies conducted a search. Inside, deputies recovered several wrappers from the stolen food, Tucker said.
Haas was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and residential burglary and is currently being held on a $10,500 bond.
Investigators did not find marijuana or the missing cash during the search of the home, Tucker said.