Accident leads to burglary charges

Published 12:12 am Friday, April 19, 2013

NATCHEZ — An early-morning automobile accident resulted in the Wednesday arrest of an Adams County man on burglary charges.

An Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said ACSO deputies responded to the site of an abandoned wrecked vehicle near Kingston Road’s intersection with Clifford Road.

At the crash site, deputies noticed that a prescription pill bottle in the area did not correspond with the name of the two subjects involved in the crash, the spokesperson said.

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When questioned, one of the subjects who was in the area, Justin Roy Fuller, 26, 75 Clifford Road, reportedly told deputies he burglarized a house in the area shortly after the wreck, taking the bottle of pills, cell phones, jump drives, a knife, a flashlight and a coin collection, the spokesperson said.

Fuller was booked into the Adams County jail on a charge of burglary of an inhabited dwelling. He is being detained without bond.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said the second person involved in the crash was not charged.

“We took a statement from him and believe he was not involved in the burglary, that (Fuller) had just given him a ride,” Mayfield said.

“We attribute this arrest and successful investigation to our deputies’ quick response time in running evidence and finding information immediately. This is very professional investigative work — to run down a lead based on one bit of evidence.”