ACSO seeks burglary information

Published 12:03 am Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NATCHEZ — The recent arrest of a burglary suspect has Adams County Sheriff’s Office investigators looking for information from area camp owners that may have been burglarized.

Courtney Wellington Dunn, 36, 55 South Olive St., Meadville, was initially arrested March 6 in Adams County on a charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, but he has since been identified as the suspect in the burglary of at least four hunting camps in Franklin County, Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said Monday.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators interviewed the suspect Monday.

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At the time of his arrest in Adams County, deputies found Dunn, a convicted felon, to be in possession of two guns when they responded to a call he had damaged a mailbox with his vehicle on Brooklyn Drive, Adams County Sheriff’s deputies reported.

Dunn reportedly later told investigators he had burglarized the Franklin County camps, Patten said, and was able to give addresses. The camp owners were not aware of the burglaries.

Items Dunn was in possession of at the time of his arrest included guns, bows, camouflage gear, televisions and other items, ACSO Investigator Stanley Searcy said.

Patten said his office believed Dunn was on his way to burglarize camps in Adams County when he was arrested.

At the time, Dunn told deputies the items were in his vehicle because he was moving to Alabama, but he could not tell them where he was or how he got to Natchez, deputies reported.

Dunn is currently being detained in the Adams County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Those who may be missing items or know how to identify the owners of items should contact ACSO investigators at 601-442-2752.