Thursday, March 15, 2007
One faces burglary charges
By SUE WATSON
A suspect has been arrested and charged with burglary of a residence and two commercial buildings, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
His office received a call from the owner of a residence in Barton Heights Cove March 6 saying he believed his home had been burglarized and the person thought to be responsible for the burglary was still in the residence, the sheriff said.
Investigators, responding to the scene, were told the suspect was believed to be intoxicated and asleep on a love seat inside the house. They then received a call the suspect left the residence on foot to a store in Barton. A deputy apprehended the suspect and took him into custody in front of a store close to a pay phone, Dickerson said.
Robert Martin Tucker, 30, of 201 Oakwood Drive in the Byhalia area, was arrested by the deputy. He was carrying a blue cooler containing some tools and an extension cord and also had several pocket knives belonging to the victim in his pockets, Dickerson said.
Tucker is also believed to be responsible for several other burglaries in the Mt. Zion and Cayce Road area, he said. All items missing were recovered.
Tucker was charged and bond was set at $20,000. He remains in jail with a Mississippi Department of Corrections’ hold regarding possible probation violation.
Tucker was convicted on November 3, 2005, of burglary of a commercial building in the county and was sentenced to five years on that charge, the sheriff said. He was released on probation by MDOC.
A hearing for Tucker has been set March 19 by MDOC where the court will seek to have Tucker’s probation on the 2005 charge revoked, Dickerson said.
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