Video leads to burglary arrests

Published 12:39 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017


NATCHEZ — A sheriff’s deputy patrolling Redd Loop Road early Tuesday morning along with video surveillance led to a quick arrest after an alleged breaking and entering at Natchez Cycle Shop that same morning.

Devin Morrison, 19, 17 Horseshoe Circle, was charged with burglary of a commercial building Tuesday.

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At approximately 2:40 a.m., a deputy was patrolling in the area of Redd Loop Laundromat when he witnessed a subject run into the building, Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lt. Cal Green said. In the building, the deputy found Morrison and a juvenile, who were bleeding from lacerations on their forearms, Green said.

Green said an ambulance was called as well as the juvenile’s grandmother. The juvenile was transported to Merit Health Natchez for treatment, she said.

At approximately 8 a.m., Green said the owner of Natchez Cycle Shop located at 647 U.S. 61 called the sheriff’s office to report the door to his shop was open and the front window was busted. The cycle shop is not far from Redd Loop Road.

The owner reported nothing missing, she said.

Upon review of video surveillance from nearby businesses, investigators were able to link Morrison and the juvenile to the burglary. The juvenile was also charged.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said he believes community oriented patrol is a key factor in crime prevention.

Morrison was in jail Tuesday with no bond set.