Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release and mug shots:
Over the past two months more than 30 auto burglaries have been reported to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office. These burglary reports came in from several subdivisions in North Central Rankin County. Firearms, computers, cameras, gift cards, checks, wallets, credit cards and assorted other property was taken from the vehicles. In several of the burglaries, the vehicles were left unlocked. In three of the burglaries, a window of the vehicle was broken out.
Investigators and deputies have been working around the clock to identify the suspects and keep anymore vehicles from being burglarized.
Investigators were able to develop suspects and on Wednesday evening December 28, 2016, were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence. When deputies executed the search warrant, four suspects attempted to elude arrest by going out a window and into a wooded area. After a short foot chase, deputies were able to apprehend the four.
Deputies transported 7 suspects the residence to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office. Four of these suspect, three adults and one juvenile were arrested on charges related to the auto burglaries. The other three suspects were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 17 yoa juvenile was transported to the Rankin County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with 6 counts of auto burglary. The juvenile’s case will be presented before Judge Tom Broome in Rankin County Juvenile Court.
The three adult suspects were all transported to the Rankin County Jail and booked on several auto burglary charges. All three are being held in the Rankin County Jail without bond, pending their initial appearance before Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest and Judge Kent McDaniel in Rankin County Court.
Additional charges by the sheriff’s office and local police departments are expected.
I want to credit the hard work of your Rankin County Deputies and the observant citizens that were willing to report information to the Sheriff’s Department in bringing a close to these cases.
Zachary Ramone WALKER 19 YOA Male
793 Hollybush Road Brandon, MS
Charles Reed GENTRY 18 YOA Male
103 Sandy Hills Brandon, MS
Raymond Garret FLOWERS III 19 YOA Male
217 Azalea Ct Brandon, MS