Thursday, January 9, 2009
Chase leads to burglary arrest
By BARRY BURLESON
A neighbor watching out for a neighbor gave law enforcement a boost in solving a recent burglary in the Byhalia area.
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said dispatch received a call Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, from a resident on Pine Hill Road who was witnessing a break-in at a neighbor’s house in the 300 block of Tunstall Road.
The caller advised that two male subjects were let out of a light-colored, small car. He said he saw them approach the front door of the house and kick the door in.
Officers from the sheriff’s department and the Byhalia Police Department were dispatched to the scene.
“While officers were en route to the location, the caller said he saw the two suspects take several items from the residence and put them in the car,” Dickerson said.
Officers got on Tunstall Road and met the vehicle the caller had telephoned about. A brief car chase followed to Ridgeview and Tunstall where the suspects wrecked and all three fled on foot.
The suspects ran, and following a foot chase, one was apprehended by one of the Byhalia police officers, Dickerson said.
Corey Winters, 22, of the Memphis area, remained in jail last week, charged with burglary of a residence. Bond was set at $50,000 bond.
An intensive search followed for the other two suspects with the help of canine dogs from Marshall County, DeSoto County Horn Lake and Southaven, plus a helicopter from DeSoto County.
“We did not make any other arrests at that time,” Dickerson said.
All the property that was taken from the residence, four guns and a flat-screen television, were recovered from the vehicle.
“Through the investigation and interview with the suspect we have in custody, we have been able to identify one of the other suspects who is at large,” Dickerson said. “The suspect at-large whose identification we know has also been charged with burglary of a residence.”
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the sheriff’s department at 662-252-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
“We appreciate all of the assistance from the other agencies who have assisted us with the search and the investigation,” Dickerson said.
He also praised the neighbor for being alert and promptly calling authorities.
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