Rankin County Deputies Hunt Down and Arrest Two Adults
and Two Juveniles Linked to 23 Auto Burglaries
Rankin County Deputies arrested two adults and two juveniles in connection with as many as 23 vehicle burglaries in neighborhoods around the Reservoir. The crime spree stretches back to the first of August. Desmon Daley, 18 years of age, and MacThomas Wilson, 21 years of age, confessed to their involvement in the rash of vehicle burglaries. The group would work strictly as a four-person team hitting subdivisions targeting mainly SUVs and pickup trucks. The group focused on stealing weapons and cash, but would not miss an opportunity to steal electronics and medication also. The weapons would be sold or traded on the street. If they were able to access and reset the electronics, they would do so and trade them. If they could not, they advised law enforcement they would destroy the item and discard it. Although some of the vehicles were reported as being locked, there was no evidence to support the vehicles were locked and the violators stated they had no special tools or training, they simply opened unlocked vehicles. They stated they would make sure not to target the same neighborhood twice and would always have one person walking the neighborhood as a lookout.
The initial arrest was made Monday October 12, 2015 when deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle and located items that had just been stolen from the Willows in Castlewoods. Once those individuals were arrested and subsequently interviewed, additional persons were arrested. Investigators were able to secure a search warrant for a residence on Haynes Chapel Road in Rankin County and recovered evidence of the group’s criminal involvement.
The juveniles were taken to the Rankin County Youth Detention Center where they will appear before County Court Judge Tom Broome. DALEY and WILSON are currently being held without bond in the Rankin County Jail until their appearance before County Court Judge Kent McDaniel. They will be facing numerous counts of vehicle burglary, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy to commit crime.
This was a big bust by Sheriff’s patrol deputies that has solved at least 23 unsolved burglaries. With the initial arrest and the hard work from investigators we were able to put a stop to four individuals’ criminal enterprise. Since we know there will be others to follow in their footsteps, we can only be vigilant in our attempts to locate and incarcerate the bad guys before they strike. We again ask that people not leave valuables in their vehicles and secure their vehicles.
Macthomas Wilson 21 Years of age
773 Haynes Chapel Road
Pelahatchie, MS 39145
Desmon Orlando Daley 18 Years of age
10 Charleston Circle
Brandon, MS 39047