Monday, July 9, 2018

Clinton Police Bust Multi-City Burglary Ring

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 



MULTIPLE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN ONE MONTH MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL INVESTIGATION OF GAS STATION BURGLARIES INCLINTON-JACKSON-PEARL

CLINTON, MISS. (July 9, 2018) On May 25, 2018, at 05:43 am, the Clinton Police Department (CPD) was dispatched to an audible burglary alarm at the Lakeside Chevron located at 165 Broadway Street in Clinton, Mississippi.  It was determined that a brick had been used to break through the front door of the business.  Cartons of cigarettes were targeted and stolen.

In networking with neighboring police jurisdictions, detectives learned that a similar burglary had occurred on the same morning in Pearl, Mississippi.  This ignited a multijurisdictional investigation involving the Clinton Police Department, the Pearl Police Department, and the Jackson Police Department.  The following Gas Station burglaries were determined to be connected:

(Pearl) 05-05-2018, KJ’s Food Mart located at 1871 Old Brandon Road
(Pearl) 05-25-2018, KJ’s Food Mart located at 1871 Old Brandon Road
(Clinton) 05-25-2018, Lakeside Chevron located at 165 Broadway Street
(Jackson) 05-30-2018, Sprint Mart located at 5673 U.S. Highway 18
(Jackson) 05-31-2018, Sprint Mart located at 2899 W McDowell Road
(Jackson) 06-01-2018, Sprint Mart located at 4775 Clinton Boulevard
(Jackson) 06-11-2018, Exxon located at 346 Elton Road
(Jackson) 06-12-2018, Valero 5612 Old Canton Road

The methods in which the burglaries were being committed, the suspect vehicle, and the physical descriptors of the suspects were consistent.  A red Ford Focus was a primary suspect vehicle involved in the burglaries and with the aid of JPD, it was identified on 06-01-2018.  CPD Officers stopped the Ford Focus in Clinton after determining that it had a switched tag.  Timothy Tate was the driver and was arrested on misdemeanor drug charges.  The passenger of the Ford Focus was identified as the owner of the Ford Focus, John Newell.  Newell would later be identified as a co-conspirator to the gas station burglaries.

On or about 06-10-2018, the Pearl Police Department contacted the Ford Focus for a traffic violation.  Newell was identified as the driver.  John “The Professor” Dent was identified as the passenger.  CPD detectives were able to identify Dent as the suspect committing the 05-25 burglary in Clinton.   Pearl Police would go on to investigate Newell and Dent for additional thefts in their jurisdictions.

On 06-27-2018, detectives arrested John Dent at a gas station on Raymond Road in Jackson, Mississippi.  Dent was taken to the Clinton Police Department where he was subsequently interviewed.  Additional evidence was gathered and detectives were able to identify an additional suspect, Elton Clarke.  On 07-02-2018, Clarke was arrested at his residence in Jackson, Mississippi and taken to the Clinton Police Department.  On 07-03-2018, detectives arrested John Newell at his residence in Jackson, Mississippi.  Additional persons of interest have been interviewed.

John Newell, 66 years of age
Bond Set at $25,000.00
One (1) count of conspiracy to commit business burglary.
 
John “The Professor” Dent, 59 years of age
Being held without Bond at the Rankin County Jail
Facing one count of business burglary in Clinton, bond set at $1,000,000.00.

Elton Clarke, 55 years of age
Being held on a $1,000,000.00 bond at the Hinds County Detention Center 
on one count of Accessory before the fact to commit business burglary.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

1000000 on a B&E

Anonymous said...

Million dollar bond for a bunch of smokes; $25k, or waived, for a minor murder. Equal justice for all!

Anonymous said...

Man these dudes are old! Maybe theft was on their Bucket List?

Anonymous said...

How about some gratitude out there for a big bond in Hinds County?

Who's the judge? Joey Sclafani?

Anonymous said...

The $1 million bond was set by the judge in Clinton Municipal Court, not Hinds County Court.

Anonymous said...

I mil has been typical in Madison for years. Glad to see that notion catching on. These guys are a little old to be throwing bricks aren't they?

Anonymous said...

There had been a rumor floating around for some time that there was a criminal network inside one of the nursing home on the area.

Anonymous said...

I came on here to see if good ole kingfish posted anything about the corruption of Tate Reeves (forcing MDOT to build a $2 million road from his gated neighborhood on Lakeland to the Dogwood Mall, while the state’s infrastructure crumbles by the day). But of course it’s the same dog whistle posts about Black people and the leadership in Jackson. You would think black people and black politicians were the most unscrupulous and inept people on the planet if you spent a day here, no wonder the blog attracts so many racists.

Anonymous said...

11:06 PM - Please go back to your safe space with your comfort dog before you explode.

Anonymous said...

wont make a "dent" in crime.

Anonymous said...

"Million dollar bond for a bunch of smokes; $25k, or waived, for a minor murder. Equal justice for all!"

What the hell is a 'minor murder'? I was told once by an orthopedic surgeon that "There is no minor surgery...only minor surgeons".

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