Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rez robbers meet Waterloo

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:


Zacharius Ervin EDWARDS, Tori Avery MCWILLIAMS and Johnny Allen FRANCIS all had their preliminary hearings in Rankin County Court today.  The trio were involved in a residential burglary were weapons were stolen in August of 2017.  Later the same day, EDWARDS and FRANCIS returned from Hinds County to the Fannin community where they burglarized church making away with musical instruments and sound equipment.

Judge Kent McDaniel set the bond for EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS at $75,000 each.  The bond set on FRANCIS is $125,000. 

Their cases will now be presented to the Rankin County Grand Jury for indictment.

The Sheriff issued this statement last week after Francis was arrested:


Wednesday morning before the Sheriff's Office opened, The United Marshal's Service was delivering Johnny Allen FRANCIS to the Rankin County Adult Detention Center for one count of Commercial Burglary, one count of Residential Burglary, one count of Weapons Trafficking and one count of Conspiracy to commit Residential Burglary.

Rankin County Investigators issued a warrant for FRANCIS after interviewing EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS, who were arrested the previous Sunday while casing the Azalea Trails neighborhood.

EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS were in possession of a stolen handgun from an August burglary at the time of their arrest. The two confessed to their involvement in the daytime burglary and implicated FRANCIS as a co-conspirator.

Investigators petitioned the court for arrest warrants for FRANCIS. Once the warrants were obtained, they solicited the assistance of the US Marshal's Service and in less then 48 hours, FRANCIS was reunited with his fellow thieves.

Francis
The investigation showed after the trio committed the residential burglary they returned to Hinds County. FRANCIS and EDWARDS returned to the area and burglarized Fannin Missionary Baptist Church. In that church burglary, the two stole various musical instruments and sound equipment.

Based on comments made by the young criminals, they were driving around the North shore of the Reservoir looking for an easy target so they could 'hit a lick." The victim that day was strictly a random pick.

Their MO (modus operandi) was to select a target, based on appearance, and attempt to make contact with the homeowner. If the homeowner were home, they planned to act as if they were soliciting yard work. If they felt the owner was not home, they would then attempt to make entry.

When EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS were questioned as to why they choose to come to this area of the county versus committing the burglaries in their own county, they stated residents in their county lock their homes and vehicles. 


EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS admitted the night they were arrested, they were in the area looking for a residence to burglarize and had attempted to burglarize several vehicles. Luckily this time, they were unable to find any unlocked vehicles and the ones that were unlocked had no valuables inside.

It is rare for residential burglaries to occur in the late night or early morning hours in Rankin County. This is mainly due to the burglars not wanting to be confronted by the homeowners who very well may be prepared to protect their property by any means necessary. They are much more comfortable attempting the residential burglaries during daylight hours while they hope the homeowners have left to work their honest jobs.

Vehicle burglaries are more common at night when the vehicles are home and the burglars have the cover of darkness to operate. They still want to avoid confrontation and most will avoid breaking windows for fear of being heard.

Locking your vehicle and installing motion sensor activated lights are two things you can do that will help prevent you from being an easy target.

Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel denied bond for EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS on Tuesday. They are scheduled for their preliminary hearing on November 14. FRANCIS had his initial appearance today and was also denied bond.

DA Guest has been kept up-to-date on the developments of these three criminals and is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to give them their day in court.
 The Sheriff issued this statement on November 6 after Edwards and McWilliams were arrested:

Wednesday morning before the Sheriff's Office opened, The United Marshal's Service was delivering Johnny Allen FRANCIS to the Rankin County Adult Detention Center for one count of Commercial Burglary, one count of Residential Burglary, one count of Weapons Trafficking and one count of Conspiracy to commit Residential Burglary.


Rankin County Investigators issued a warrant for FRANCIS after interviewing EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS, who were arrested the previous Sunday while casing the Azalea Trails neighborhood.  

Edwards
EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS were in possession of a stolen handgun from an August burglary at the time of their arrest.  The two confessed to their involvement in the daytime burglary and implicated FRANCIS as a co-conspirator.  

Investigators petitioned the court for arrest warrants for FRANCIS.  Once the warrants were obtained, they solicited the assistance of the US Marshal's Service and in less then 48 hours, FRANCIS was reunited with his fellow thieves. 

The investigation showed after the trio committed the residential burglary they returned to Hinds County.  FRANCIS and EDWARDS returned to the area and burglarized Fannin Missionary Baptist Church.  In that church burglary, the two stole various musical instruments and sound equipment.

Based on comments made by the young criminals, they were driving around the North shore of the Reservoir looking for an easy target so they could 'hit a lick."  The victim that day was strictly a random pick.  

Their MO (modus operandi) was to select a target, based on appearance, and attempt to make contact with the homeowner.  If the homeowner were home, they planned to act as if they were soliciting yard work.  If they felt the owner was not home, they would then attempt to make entry.


When EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS were questioned as to why they choose to come to this area of the county versus committing the burglaries in their own county, they stated residents in their county lock their homes and vehicles.  

EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS admitted the night they were arrested, they were in the area looking for a residence to burglarize and had attempted to burglarize several vehicles.  Luckily this time, they were unable to find any unlocked vehicles and the ones that were unlocked had no valuables inside.  

McWilliams
It is rare for residential burglaries to occur in the late night or early morning hours in Rankin County.  This is mainly due to the burglars not wanting to be confronted by the homeowners who very well may be prepared to protect their property by any means necessary.  They are much more comfortable attempting the residential burglaries during daylight hours while they hope the homeowners have left to work their honest jobs.   

Vehicle burglaries are more common at night when the vehicles are home and the burglars have the cover of darkness to operate.  They still want to avoid confrontation and most will avoid breaking windows for fear of being heard. 

Locking your vehicle and installing motion sensor activated lights are two things you can do that will help prevent you from being an easy target.

Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel denied bond for EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS on Tuesday.  They are scheduled for their preliminary hearing on November 14.  FRANCIS had his initial appearance today and was also denied bond.   

DA Guest has been kept up-to-date on the developments of these three criminals and is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to give them their day in court.



Wednesday morning before the Sheriff's Office opened, The United Marshal's Service was delivering Johnny Allen FRANCIS to the Rankin County Adult Detention Center for one count of Commercial Burglary, one count of Residential Burglary, one count of Weapons Trafficking and one count of Conspiracy to commit Residential Burglary.

Rankin County Investigators issued a warrant for FRANCIS after interviewing EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS, who were arrested the previous Sunday while casing the Azalea Trails neighborhood.  

EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS were in possession of a stolen handgun from an August burglary at the time of their arrest.  The two confessed to their involvement in the daytime burglary and implicated FRANCIS as a co-conspirator.  

Investigators petitioned the court for arrest warrants for FRANCIS.  Once the warrants were obtained, they solicited the assistance of the US Marshal's Service and in less then 48 hours, FRANCIS was reunited with his fellow thieves. 

The investigation showed after the trio committed the residential burglary they returned to Hinds County.  FRANCIS and EDWARDS returned to the area and burglarized Fannin Missionary Baptist Church.  In that church burglary, the two stole various musical instruments and sound equipment.

Based on comments made by the young criminals, they were driving around the North shore of the Reservoir looking for an easy target so they could 'hit a lick."  The victim that day was strictly a random pick.  

Their MO (modus operandi) was to select a target, based on appearance, and attempt to make contact with the homeowner.  If the homeowner were home, they planned to act as if they were soliciting yard work.  If they felt the owner was not home, they would then attempt to make entry.

When EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS were questioned as to why they choose to come to this area of the county versus committing the burglaries in their own county, they stated residents in their county lock their homes and vehicles.  

EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS admitted the night they were arrested, they were in the area looking for a residence to burglarize and had attempted to burglarize several vehicles.  Luckily this time, they were unable to find any unlocked vehicles and the ones that were unlocked had no valuables inside.  

It is rare for residential burglaries to occur in the late night or early morning hours in Rankin County.  This is mainly due to the burglars not wanting to be confronted by the homeowners who very well may be prepared to protect their property by any means necessary.  They are much more comfortable attempting the residential burglaries during daylight hours while they hope the homeowners have left to work their honest jobs.   

Vehicle burglaries are more common at night when the vehicles are home and the burglars have the cover of darkness to operate.  They still want to avoid confrontation and most will avoid breaking windows for fear of being heard. 

Locking your vehicle and installing motion sensor activated lights are two things you can do that will help prevent you from being an easy target.

Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel denied bond for EDWARDS and MCWILLIAMS on Tuesday.  They are scheduled for their preliminary hearing on November 14.  FRANCIS had his initial appearance today and was also denied bond.   

DA Guest has been kept up-to-date on the developments of these three criminals and is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to give them their day in court.

8 comments:

Common Sense said...

People - how many times do I have to say it...lock your stuff up! Your carelessness is costing me money in insurance premiums

Anonymous said...

Waterloo?

That would be if they were shot full of holes.

Anonymous said...

Your analogy is off KF. These idiots have nothing in common with the military genius Napoleon.

Anonymous said...

"This is mainly due to the burglars not wanting to be confronted by the homeowners who very well may be prepared to protect their property by any means necessary."

That's a nice play on the whole "FREE THE LAND!" movement.

Anonymous said...

Scratching my noggin’ asvto the Waterloo analogy/reference?
Please enlighten KF!

Anonymous said...

"Before The Sheriff's Department opened..."? I thought I could go to the sheriff's office any time of night or day and request assistance. Since when do they work bankers' hours?

Anonymous said...

to 7;02... waterloo is where napoleon met his final and ultimate defeat. you must have studied history at a prestigious SEC university.

Anonymous said...

to common sense...... oh, i see, its all the fault of crime victims because they dont lock everything up. if you are so stupid as to think that causes you insurance rates to rise you probably believe in the easter bunny and santa clause. insurance rates rise in this state because of collusion , price fixing , and virtual monopolies by the insurance industry and a department of insurance that is so weak it could not regulate a one car funeral.

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