Two arrested for rash of residential, commercial burglaries

Published 7:00 am Saturday, February 3, 2018

Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a rash of burglaries along Pigott Lane in Pearl River County.

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Marc Ogden said the case began as an investigation into reports of a rash of commercial and residential burglaries that occurred at three homes during the week of Jan. 22. Investigation into those burglaries turned up evidence that identified 46-year-old Steven Myrick of 5 Sumrall Lane, Carriere as a possible suspect in at least one of the burglaries, Ogden said.

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That information was confirmed through a check with Mississippi Department of Corrections probation information. Since Myrick was on probation at the time, he was wearing an ankle bracelet, which showed that he was in the area of the burglaries during the times the crimes occurred, Ogden said. The investigation also identified a second possible suspect, 41-year-old Jason Sanders, of 52 John Deere Rd.

Once both suspects were located, they were taken into custody, where investigative techniques showed that Sanders was allegedly involved in two residential and two commercial burglaries on Pigott Lane, and that Myrick was allegedly a participant, Ogden said.

The investigation also allowed detectives to recover several of the guns and most of the property taken during the burglaries, Ogden said.

Myrick was arrested for three counts of residential burglary, two counts of commercial burglary, three counts of conspiracy to commit burglary and four counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, while Sanders was arrested for two counts of residential burglary, two counts of commercial burglary and three counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, Ogden said.

The commercial burglaries occurred at unoccupied homes currently being used for storage.

According to jail records, both suspect’s bonds have been set at $20,000 per offense and are still being held at the county jail.