Thursday, May 14, 2009

Five Arkansas Men Arrested in Mississippi for Commercial Burglary (desoto times article)

Horn Lake police nab five burglary suspects

Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:00 PM CDT
HORN LAKE  — Horn Lake Police have arrested five Arkansas men suspected in a string of commercial burglaries in the area.

Horn Lake Police Chief Darryl Whaley said Horn Lake police responded to an alarm at the Dollar General Store, 6112 Horn Lake Road, about 1:28 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers said when they arrived on the scene, the glass on the front door had been broken out.

Patrolman James O'Quinn then spotted a white Ford Crown Victoria at the red light at Miss. Hwy. 302 and Interstate Boulevard. A "be on the lookout" had been issued for the car.

O'Quinn initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle and was immediately joined by canine officer Tim Harris. Officer Jonathan Poe also arrived on the scene to help with the arrest.

"Based upon an investigation during the traffic stop, these officers arrested five individuals in connection with the burglary of the Dollar General Store at 6112 Horn Lake Road," Whaley said.

Arrested were Jarkius Kadeem Britton, 18, Dequantis Remo Britton, 20, Malcolm Jamal Hunt, 18, Henry Lee Johnson, and James Edward Reese, 20, all of Helena, Ark.

Whaley said all of the individuals arrested have been charged with burglary of a commercial building. Bond was set at $100,000 each. The individuals arrested also are suspects in other Dollar General burglaries in Mississippi and Arkansas.

Detectives Jody Keene and Nicole Pullen are investigating those burglaries.

"That investigation will continue at a much faster pace thanks to alert patrol officers," Whaley said.

Whaley said Horn Lake Police Capt. Troy Rowell received a request from the Tate County Sheriff's Office to enhance video recorded at the scene of several commercial burglaries.

Based on that information, the "be on the lookout" bulletin was issued to all Horn Lake Police officers.

Robert Lee Long: or at 662-429-6397, Ext. 252

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