Amite County man turns himself in after being ID’d in surveillance video of store burglary

Published 6:40 pm Monday, March 9, 2020

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CENTREVILLE — An Amite County man turned himself in to Amite County authorities Monday afternoon after he was identified as the suspect captured on surveillance video breaking into an Adams County convenience store Saturday morning, officials said.

Landry Huff of Amite County faces a charge of burglary of a business, Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said, in connection to the Saturday morning burglary of the Sprint Mart at U.S. 61 and U.S. 84.

Huff was being held in the Amite County jail Monday afternoon on $100,000 bond, Patten said.

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“On Saturday morning, March 7, at 4:40 a.m., the suspect pulled up to the gas station with a 2 by 4 in hand and busted out the glass of the front door of the Sprint Mart,” Patten said. “Once he made entry, he stole seven cartons of cigarettes and took $200 from the register before he looked up at the camera and left.”

Video also captured a burgundy Toyota pickup truck fleeing the scene, Patten said.

“We received a tip on where the vehicle was at 8:45 a.m. (Monday) morning,” Patten said. “I and members of the special operations unit went to the Amite County Sheriff’s office, went to the apartment in Centreville and located the vehicle, towed it and interviewed others.”

Patten said his team was able to contact Huff by cellphone and persuade Huff to turn himself in to the Amite County Sheriff’s Department, which he did soon thereafter.