Sheriff: Stolen items sold to pawn shops and traded for drugs | Crime
Two burglary suspects were arrested Friday accused of stealing items then selling them at pawn shops or trading the items for drugs, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.
Their arrests stem from two separate reports from Vancleave residents, who told authorities, items were taken from sheds on their property, Byrd said.
Casey Abner Potter, 26, of 8000 block of Vestry Road Perkinston faces two counts of commercial burglary and Robert Patrick Aycock II, 26, of 11000 of Pinewood Hills Lane Vancleave faces one count of commercial burglary.
Byrd said an investigation revealed the two were working as a team. They reportedly sold a majority of the items at pawn shops and traded the remaining items for drugs. All items were located and returned to their owners.
Both suspects had an initial appearance on January 14. Judge T. Larry Wilson set bail for Potter and Aycock at $1,000 each.
If convicted, Potter face up to 14 years in prison for both charges and up to a $20,000 fine. Aycock faces up to seven years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.