Thursday, March 29, 2012
Four suspects charged with business burglaries in city
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department answered 90 calls and made five felony arrests last week, according to chief James Dean.
Police responded to the following calls – disturbances, 5; alarms, 13; larcenies, 3; accidents, 5; agency assists, 3; domestic, 6; assaults, 4; burglaries, 3; funerals, 6; auto burglary, 1; shots fired, 2; stolen vehicle, 2; welfare check, 1; malicious mischief, 1; and 35 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher answered six calls.
Officers filed the following reports:
Monday, Mar. 19
• malicious mischief in 400 block of Moss Avenue.
• residential burglary/malicious mischief in the Rust College area.
• threat in the Memphis Street/Van Dorn Avenue area.
Wednesday, Mar. 21
• domestic disturbance/disorderly conduct in the West College Avenue/city park area. Both suspects were arrested on outstanding warrants.
• simple assault with injuries in the 100 block of Memphis Street.
• residential burglary in the 200 block of Slayden Drive.
Thursday, Mar. 22
• petit larceny in the 100 block of South Memphis Street. An arrest was made.
• petit larceny in the 900 block of Mackie Drive.
Friday, Mar. 23
• petit larceny in the 800 block of Rising Star Road.
• shoplifting in the 100 block of West College Street. An arrest was made.
• petit larceny in the 100 block of West Van Dorn Avenue. Two arrests were made.
• simple assault in the 100 block of Rust Avenue.
• strong-arm robbery in the 200 block of West Valley Street.
Saturday, Mar. 24
• petit larceny in the 100 block of Rust Avenue. Charges were filed.
• identity theft in the 300 block of West College Avenue.
• possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility in the 800 block of West Street. An arrest was made.
• disturbance in the 300 block of Robindale Lane.
Sunday, Mar. 25
• residential burglary in the 100 block of North Shelby Drive.
• simple assault by threat in the 1300 block of Highway 4 East.
• petit larceny in the 200 block of West Elder Street. Charges were filed.
The following felony arrests were reported.
Rontorrence Isom, 20, of the 400 block of Neely Avenue, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and with failure to stop a motor vehicle when officer signaled, Dean said.
Jariko J. Armstrong, 28, of the 100 block of Willowknoll Avenue, Oxford, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and with possession of marijuana, he said.
Willie S. Rogers Jr., 37, of the 3800 block of Mike Padgett Highway 33, Augusta, Georgia, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, Dean said.
Ebony R. Battle, 29, of the 7200 block of Burrwood Street, St. Louis, Missouri, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility, he said.
Emmette Tate, 57, of the 200 block of West Slayden Drive, was arrested and charged with residential burglary, the chief said.
Dean also announced the charging of four suspects in the burglaries of three commercial businesses in Holly Springs over the weekend of March 17-18.
The four men, who were picked up by authorities in Tupelo on charges of commercial burglary there, have also confessed to three burglaries in Holly Springs, Dean said.
The four confessed to burglary of Advance America’s Cash Advance at 1698 Crescent Meadow Drive, MaSea’s Nail and Spa at 1696 Crescent Meadow Drive and EZ Cash Check Advance at 485 South Craft Street.
The group also confessed to burglaries in Tupelo, Olive Branch, Southaven and the Memphis, Tenn., area, Dean said.
Signed confessions to these three burglaries in Holly Springs were made by Clifton L. Mitchell, 53, Ricky Mitchell, 28, and Clinton Cullin, 26, all of Cleveland, Tenn., and Anthony Cordell, 23, of Virginia, Dean said.
The suspects were detained in custody in Lee County Jail where they admitted to a Holly Springs detective that they participated in break-ins in Holly Springs, according to Dean.
Officers reported the following citations – no proof of liability insurance, 5; disregard for traffic device, 1; speeding, 11; careless driving, 2; possession of a controlled substance, 2; no/expired driver’s license, 2; improper turn, 2; seatbelt violation, 1; and other violation, 1.
Officers reported the following misdemeanor arrests – contempt of court, 4; contempt of court/disorderly conduct, 1; domestic violence/simple assault, 2; petit larceny, 3; petit larceny/disorderly conduct, 1; simple assault, 2; shoplifting, 1; possession of a controlled substance, 1; driving while license suspended, 1; and embezzlement, 1.
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