Friday, July 22, 2016

Update on Avalon prowler

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release:

Avalon “prowler” is identified.

The Rankin County Sheriff’s Department was contacted Friday around 7:00 P.M. by Madison Attorney, Staci O’Neal. O’Neal advised she was contacted by 19-year-old male she was introduced to while she mentored as a volunteer at a local school. The individual advised O’Neal he was the person on video in the Avalon subdivision being confronted by an armed homeowner.

The individuals name will not be released at this time due to the lack of formal charges in this case.

The sequences of events reported to law enforcement are consistent with the events as they were represented on video.

According to the individual, he was going to visit a friend who lives in the neighborhood. He advised he had never been to the friends residence, but was given the address and wrote it down incorrectly. He stated he was dropped off at the residence by an Uber driver.

When he was dropped off at the complainant’s residence he can be seen going to the door and attempted to make contact with his friend. He admits to looking in the window, stating he was still under the impression he was at the right residence.

It was not until the homeowner confronted him in the front yard that he realized he had made a mistake. He stated he left the residence upon the homeowner’s request, sat on a curb and called for a friend to pick him up. He advised they immediately left the area.

Investigators will be attempting to validate his story next week. O’Neal has cell phone conversations that tend to lend credibility to the individuals story.

We believe this is a case of carelessness and poor decision making, and may not be a case with criminal intent. O’Neal had also reached out to the homeowners through mutual friends to advise them she knew the identity of the individual.

Investigators will be working with the homeowner to determine if trespassing charges are warranted.

If the story is validated, we will be able to close the case and are pleased no one was injured. Had the homeowner not been a responsible gun owner and had the individual not been complainant, this story could have had a very tragic ending.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see everything was innocent in this instance.

Anonymous said...

"...had the individual not been complainant..."??! Think maybe they were going for "compliant"?

Pappy O'Daniel said...

When booty calls go bad.

Anonymous said...

But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Anonymous said...

Good thing the homeowner didn't shoot him like half of you lunatics suggested

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Would explain why the guy rang the doorbell. Agree with 10:17.

Columbo said...

"Next Week" hell! Don't detectives work on the weekend? That's when most of the homeowners will be at home in order to verify this account.

Anonymous said...

1:30 a.m. is when you choose to go to a friend's house for the first time? And when they don't answer the door, you try to get in through the garage? That's just dumb. The dude is lucky to be alive and the homeowner is lucky he didn't kill someone who may or may not have had something criminal in mind. I agree, though, that the homeowner should've waited inside and called the sheriff.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:47. You ring the doorbell to see if anybody is home. If not, then you break in to steal stuff.

Anonymous said...

According to one local news station the man in the pic is suspected in several other break ins in the area.

Johnny Weir said...

A smooth talker & a slick lawyer can get out of anything.
What kind of idiot goes visiting a neighbor at 1:30 AM.
We'll see if this knucklehead show up again on police radar in a few years.

Anonymous said...

Asshole better hope there's somebody in Avalon willing to say under oath "yeah, he was coming to see me at my house." Good luck, perp.

Joe Friday said...

Just a few questions a good detective might ask....
What is the friend's name you intended to visit? (then verify if they are actually friends and verify the friend does actually live in the area)
Do you normally do a pop in (a reference to Sienfield show) at 1:00 A.M.? Name other friends you have popped in on.
How do you know this friend and how long have you known this friend?
What was the nature of the visit?
Where did the taxi driver pick you up from? (then contact taxi driver and verify story)
Why did you use a taxi to get to "friends" house but phone a friend (a game show reference) to pick you up from "friends" house? (again, verify who second friend is)
Why did you not call the friend you intended to visit (notice a cell phone in his hand) and let him know you were "lost"?
Then the detective(s) should beat on the table and hollar out LIAR several times during the interview (this is what they do on the T.V. detective shows).

Anonymous said...

July 23, 2016 at 10:02 AM
A point I have already made, but KF is slow about posting posts.

Anonymous said...

Should have shot him, that would teach him not to peek into windows.

Anonymous said...

In this posting in 'Rez News', please note that the Homeowner says the 'Visitor' ran, upon noting the presence of the security camera. Even if this were a late-nite booty call, why would someone run, upon discovering that there was a camera? Was the 'Visitor' planning a hook-up with someone he shouldn't have been? ...worried, maybe, about that individual's parents? ...worried about a jealous husband? ...worried about a jealous wife?

What can Brown do for you? said...

Give it 9 months and you just might take delivery of more than just free tickets to the Maury Povich show!

Anonymous said...

Come on good ole boys...we all know what he was doing, it's like that now.

Anonymous said...

Not buying the story. Odd that Bryan Bailey has.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about this story has the ring of truth. Remember what Sherlock Holmes said..."There is no such thing as a coincidence".

Anonymous said...

Probably just trying to buy/deliver drugs.

Anonymous said...

This is where sex apps bight you in the ass.

Anonymous said...

bight you

hate it when that happens

Anonymous said...

So what was "the rest of the story" on this one?

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