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Suspicious neighbor leads to arrest

NATCHEZ — Three Adams County residents were arrested Monday after a suspicious neighbor flagged down an off-duty police officer to inform him of a possible burglary.

According to reports from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, a resident of the area spotted three suspicious people leaving a house in the 1200 block of Magnolia Avenue and flagged down Natchez Police Officer Justin Jones, who was on his way home from work.

When the men were described, Jones reportedly realized he had seen the same men entering a residence on Brookfield Drive only moments before. When he approached the Brookfield Drive house, two of the suspects entered the house and locked the third out, and Jones was able to catch and handcuff the suspect.

After another NPD officer arrived, a woman in the house opened the door and a second suspect left the house and was arrested.

At the same time, ACSO Investigator Michelle McAllister arrived to assist. When she searched the house, a third suspect was found hiding in the closet.

Arrested were Kalce Micheal Watson, 18, 118 Brookfield Drive; Tyrell Devontae Kelly, 21, 28 King Circle Drive; and a minor. Both Watson and Kelly were charged with burglary, and both have prior robbery charges.

Bond for Watson and Kelly was set at $25,000.

The minor was remanded to the custody of the Adams County Youth Court.

One of the arrested men later reportedly confessed to the burglary.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield praised the cohesion between the police department, the sheriff’s office and the residents of the neighborhood leading to the arrest.

“This is a prime example of what good work our well-trained deputies and police officers can do together, and how much a concerned citizen can do to stop crime in their own neighborhoods,” Mayfield said.