Photos courtesy of the sheriff’s department
Seven long guns were piled up on the floor by the suspect who was driving a black Chevrolet with Tennessee tags.
Wrist watches, jewelry and other items had been removed from the victim’s house.
Burglary suspect spotted via cell phone
Marshall County deputies who were in the area of an ongoing residential burglary attempt on North Red Banks Road made a quick arrest, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
He said the owner of the residence had a video camera at his home and was monitoring his home remotely by cell phone when he noticed a black male walking around his house.
Deputies arrived on the scene quickly and found the suspect had kicked in the door and was inside.
They commanded Keith Bernard Phillips, 34, of the 3700 block of Faulkner Road, Memphis, Tenn., to come out of the house, Sheriff Dickerson said.
Deputy Kenneth Jones said Phillips was taken without incident to the sheriff’s department and booked. He was arrested around noon, Friday, Jan. 5, and charged with burglary of a dwelling and with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Phillips was released on $85,000 bond Sunday, Jan. 7, and was back in justice court for an initial appearance Monday, Jan. 8.
Phillips had piled seven long guns in the floor and had taken several wrist watches, jewelry and $111 in cash before he was arrested, according to the sheriff.
The owner of the residence is a retired police officer from Florida, Dickerson said.
Dickerson urged anyone who sees anything suspicious to call the sheriff’s office at 662-252-1311 and report what they see to investigators. He said activities that are reported as suspicious often lead to a quick apprehension of suspects who are burglarizing a property or committing more serious crimes.
“If you see something, say something,” the sheriff said.