Rankin County Deputies Arrest “Grinch” Couple Christmas Eve
A county-wide “Be on the Lookout” was put out to all Law Enforcement agencies for the vehicle and suspects. Rankin County Deputy, Luke Stickman, spotted the vehicle on Hwy 18 at Hebron Hill and made a traffic stop. The deputy identified the occupants and the vehicle as matching the description of the burglars. Deputy Stickman, backed up by Brandon Police, arrested the suspects. A search of the male suspect revealed approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine.
Both suspects were transported to the Rankin County Jail and charged with burglary and possession of controlled substance.
The suspects were identified as Stephen VALENTINE of Hattiesburg and Victoria VALENTINE of Moss Point. Both suspects will appear before District Attorney Michael Guest and County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an Initial Appearance.