Multi-year string of burglaries comes to an end

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 5, 2009

NATCHEZ — Two burglary arrests Tuesday lead Adams County Sheriff’s deputies to a stash of stolen goods and brought an end to a string of home burglaries that began last year.

Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Maj. Ricky Stevens said the break in the case came Tuesday when a county resident living on Foster Mound Road arrived home to find Jade Neal, 21, allegedly leaving the resident’s house with a bed sheet filled with her husband’s guns.

That discovery lead to the arrest of Neal and his stepbrother Jared Rebold, 22.

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Each has been charged with one count of burglary and is being held without bond.

Stevens said since the arrests the case has snowballed and thousands of dollars of merchandise has been recovered.

“We’ve gotten jewelry, electronics, you name it we’ve found it,” Stevens said.

Stevens said he believes the pair is allegedly responsible for possibly as many as 20 burglaries in the city and county that began last year.

“They’ve been in operation for quite a while,” he said.

Stevens asked county or city residents who have recently been burglarized contact the ACSO to see if their property has been in recovery. Stevens said he believes much of the stolen property was traded for drugs.