Picayune man arrested for grand larceny, commercial burglary

Published 7:00 am Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Picayune man after a Jeep and several tools were stolen from a home in Poplarville.
On June 13, the department received a call from a resident along the 100 block of Camp Lane in Poplarville who said a utility shed had been burglarized and a 1994 Jeep was stolen from the property, Chief Investigator Marc Ogden said.
Through an anonymous tip, a suspect was identified that led deputies to the Springhill area where Conner Dallas Baker, 21, of 208 West Ida Avenue, was allegedly found driving the stolen Jeep, Ogden said.
Baker was arrested that same day without incident for possession of stolen property, he said.
After interviewing Baker, he allegedly admitted to breaking into the shed and stealing the items, Ogden said.
Baker’s charges were then upgraded to grand larceny and commercial burglary, he said.
However, at the time of his arrest, Baker was out on bond for two separate commercial burglary offenses. The bonds have since been revoked, Ogden said.
The Jeep was recovered but the tools are still missing, he said.
Baker is currently being held at the Pearl River County jail on a $26,000 bond, according to jail records.

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