Teen charged in home invasion

Published 12:05am Friday, December 7, 2012

NATCHEZ — Police have charged a 16-year-old boy in connection with the burglary of an Auburn Avenue house last week.

Natchez Detective Jerry Ford said the boy, who is being charged as a juvenile, reportedly confessed to the burglary after being tracked down by police.

Natchez Police Chief Danny White said NPD received a call that at approximately 11:45 p.m. Thursday, a woman in the 130 block of Auburn Avenue awoke after hearing a strange noise in her house.

The noise was an unknown person inside the house, White said.

After running to get her children, the victim locked herself in a room and used her Kindle tablet device to send a friend a message on Facebook to call the police, White said.

The boy, Ford said, had been using a cell phone he stole from the homeowner, and police were able to find a person he called who then identified the boy.

Police also recovered from the boy an iPod belonging to the homeowner, Ford said.

  • Anonymous

    This little thug won’t even get a slap on the hand. This is why the Juvenile Detention Center should be in full swing. Let the Sheriff handle this scum.

  • Anonymous

    He should have gotten a little injection of 12 Gauge Buckshot… People that break in and steal from hard working Americans deserve a firing squad!! Case Closed..

  • Anonymous

    They will get a firing squad if they go in the wrong house and steal…