Thursday, August 25, 2005

Two face burglary charges

Staff Writer

Two suspects were arrested last week and charged with burglary of a commercial building, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

Arnold Lynn Suggs, 42, of 5679 Paloma Drive in Olive Branch was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary of a commercial building, one burglary on August 17 and a second attempted burglary on August 18 at the same business in the Wingo Road area. Also arrested and charged with one count burglary of a commercial building is Tyrone Chevell Key, 33, of 2360 Knox Road, Collierville, Tenn., Dickerson said.

The two suspects were arrested during the second attempt to burglarize a storage shed at the business, according to sheriff’s investigator Kelly McMillen. He said chain saws, drills and skill saws taken from the business were recovered in Olive Branch and Collierville.

Both suspects are still in the Marshall County Jail pending making their bond, he said.

Dickerson said the two suspects were apprehended while attempted burglary was in process due to aggressive patrolling in the area by sheriff’s deputies.

“The patrol did a wonderful job of apprehending these suspects,” he said.

Death investigation
Investigations are ongoing in an August 20 incident at Mt. Pleasant which resulted in the death of Oscar Higgins, 41, of 108 John Oaks Drive, Dickerson said. Charges are expected to be filed as early as this week, Dickerson said.

Bond hearing
A bond hearing for James Washington Moody was set for Tuesday, August 23, in Marshall County Circuit Court before Judge Andrew Howorth, McMillen said. Moody was charged with aggravated assault and domestic aggravated assault in connection with two incidents July 29.

Burn permits needed
Due to prolonged dry soil conditions, Marshall Countians are being asked to get permits for any outdoor burning, according to Jevon Atkins, Marshall County Arson Investigator.

Atkins said two trash fires recently have destroyed one home and put in danger a second one after trash fires were set. A house and 16 acres burned in the Byhalia area and a second trash fire at a residence on Victoria Road got out of hand and burned grass and woods, he said. Forestry had to be called in to control the blaze on Victoria Road, he said.

Permission for control burns of large areas can be obtained from the U.S. Forestry Service by calling toll free to 1-800-681-8760, Atkins said. Permission for small burns can be obtained by calling the sheriff’s department at 662-252-1311.

Atkins said forestry officials will check local wind conditions and other factors and provide advice regarding to the best time to burn. He said household trash should not be burned but rather residents should be enrolled for household garbage service. The two fires Atkins reported above were started when homeowners decided to burn household trash dumps behind their homes, he said.

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