|MPD cracks burglary cases |
|A string of burglaries at an apartment complex in Martin over the weekend has led to the arrest of four people, including two juveniles. A press release issued by the Martin Police Department states 12 separate victims at Martin Place apartments reported their rooms had been burglarized and property had been taken from the apartments from Friday through Sunday. |
Officers responded to a 911 call on Sunday after a resident of Martin Place called to report three black males knocking at the door and believed they had kicked the door of the adjacent apartment.
The release cites officers arrived on the scene in time to apprehend three suspects apparently fleeing from the area. MPD officers found the suspects’ vehicle as well as property that had been identified as having been stolen and stashed near the vehicle and under a stairwell.
There have been four arrests made from the incidents and a warrant signed for the arrest of another suspect allegedly involved with the burglaries.
Brandon Pearson, 22, of Ripley has been charged with criminal responsibility of another and theft of property over $500. Pearson also faces five felony counts of aggravated burglary.
Demarris Mannis, 22, of Peach Street in Martin was charged with accessory after the fact.
A 17-year-old juvenile from Ripley faces five felony counts of aggravated burglary, theft of property over $500 and vandalism.
Another 17-year-old juvenile from Memphis has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated burglary, theft of property over $500, vandalism and criminal responsibility for conduct of another related to two aggravated burglaries.
The MPD has signed a warrant for the arrest of Andrew Johnson, an 18-year-old black male from Ripley, for five felony counts of aggravated burglary, theft of property over $500 and vandalism.
At least one of the apprehended suspects is also wanted by Ripley police for burglary and robbery charges in that city, according to the press release.
An approximate total amount of the property taken over the weekend is $3,640. The suspects apparently caused an estimated $5,000 worth of damage to doors within the apartment complex.
“Lt Eric Reed and his shift increasing patrols to the area of Martin Place apartments after the Friday night burglary reports are credited for successfully capturing the suspects in the act during the early morning hours Sunday,” MPD Chief David Moore stated in the release.