The Madison Police Department and Rankin County Sheriff both issued the following press releases and mug shots concerning the theft of delivery packages in the Jackson metro area. The police welcome any tips the public can provide on these thieves.
Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey's statement:
The Sheriffs Office is asking for your help in locating two indviduals wanted for stealing packages from victim’s residences.
The first report of delivery packages being stolen was reported on January 26, 2016 in the Live Oaks Subdivision off of Hwy 468. Since the initial report, the number of victims has grown to nearly a dozen. The victims are from the Live Oaks subdivision, the Greenfield Station subdivions and from a victim on Monterey Road.
Rankin County is not alone. It appears the same suspects have been involved in criminal activity in the cities of Brandon, Madison, Flowood and Madison county. These agencies along with our investigators have been working collectively to identify and attempt to locate the thieves.
Law enforcment has caught several breaks in the case and actually have the perpetrators on video commiting several of the crimes. They have been identified as Gregory Montreal MAGEE and his wife Kenya Michelle KNOTTS. Both individuals have previous criminal histories and warrants have been issued for both.
It appears the duo is simply following UPS and FedEx delivery trucks around and picking up packages that are being left. Some victim’s have even confronted the pair not realizing they had just been victimized.
One picture from home surveillance shows KNOTTS wearing what appears to be a ladies top that had just been stolen in Brandon.
They are believed to be traveling in a black 2005 Ford 500 with Rankin County tag RDZ-243.
The value of the contents stolen from Rankin County victim’s has not risen to the dollar threshold to make the crime a felony, that is not the case in Madison. The bandits have stolen items in excess of the $1000 limit in that jurisdiction.
The two would not have been identified in such a timely manner had it not been for home surveillance video. We want to thank those individuals for providing law enforcement with that evidence that was valuable in identifying the suspects and will be useful when they are caught and brought to justice.
Madison PD press release: