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Arrest Made In Burglaries



JANUARY 15, 2019

The George County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has been investigating several commercial burglaries that occurred during the month of December at the AAA Storage Units located on Highway 63 in the Evanston Community. Tenants reported thefts of personal property including sentimental and collectable property.

During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Jennifer Marie Howell (47). Howell has been arrested and charged with one count of Commercial Burglary. Further investigation also led to an additional suspect, Jessica Yvonne Mcleod (33), who was also arrested. Mcleod has been charged with Receiving Stolen Property. Both suspects received a $10,000 Commercial Bond and remain incarcerated in the George County Regional Correctional Facility.

A large amount of property was found and has been returned to the owners.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

 The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website

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