Burglary suspect found

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 21, 2012

Son given up by mother for burglary

By Billy Davis

The mother of an alleged burglar took her teenaged son to the Batesville Police Department Tuesday morning after viewing video footage of the attempted break-in according to police.

Two other suspects, both adults, have also been charged.

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The Panolian cooperated with police to post surveillance footage from Powell’s Liquor Store to the newspaper’s Web site, where the mother recognized her son.

The video footage showed a young black male with braided hair attempting to enter the store late at night as traffic passed by on nearby Highway 6 following the Ole Miss-Texas game.

At one point the would-be burglar uses a rock or piece of brick to break the front glass door, which sets off the alarm.

The video footage was exceptionally good, showing a skull with wings on the man’s white T-shirt.

The burglary suspect is a 17-year-old juvenile who cannot be prosecuted as an adult under new state laws that took effect July 1, said BPD Detective George Williford.

The juvenile, from Batesville, is also suspected of participating in two other burglaries at a Mr. Jiffy store on Pearson, and at C & E Carryout on Panola Avenue.

Williford said police questioned then charged two adults for the three burglaries late Thursday.