Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace and his deputies captured a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle theft and numerous burglaries in Warren County.
A suspicious person was noticed on Nailor Road late this afternoon. The young white male in his early 20s was asking a resident for help getting to Bovina Grocery so he could get to his girlfriend’s house in Bovina. The resident offered to help but soon realized the individual may be in some sort of distress and instead called 911. The young man ran off before deputies could speak with him.
“He had dropped some property that we believed to be stolen,” Pace said.
A short time later, officers were called to another location.
“A call came in of an alarm being sounded at the Southside Baptist Church,” just before 7 p.m., Pace told the Vicksburg Daily News. “In the process of searching that church, we found a vehicle on the lot that had just been stolen from the area where this young man had been seen earlier.”
The Vicksburg Daily News reported on a white Ford pickup truck that had crashed into a ditch near Southside Baptist Church. The driver had abandoned the vehicle, which also turned out to be stolen (see Tommy Parker’s live report from the scene).
As the Sheriff and deputies were gathering evidence from the abandoned truck and church break-in, the Sheriff received a call from our own Tommy Parker that a suspicious person was in the area of Drusilla Lane and Fisher Ferry Road. Parker had just left the scene at Southside Church after deputies had not found anyone inside.
Pace and his deputies quickly arrived in the area near Drusilla and began a search. They noticed movement in the back of a pickup truck parked in the lot behind Beautiful Deliverance Church and found the suspect hiding in the truck’s bed. He was arrested without incident.
The as-yet-unnamed suspect is in the Warren County Jail. Apparently, he is well known to law enforcement. He is described as a white male in his early 20s with numerous aliases.
The suspect will be arraigned in Warren County Justice Court in the morning and most likely will face several more charges beyond the church burglary, the home burglaries and vehicle theft.
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