Six county men held in burglary bust

Published 9:27 am Friday, January 16, 2015

ESCORTED: Joshua Andrew Rush, 30, from left, Peyton Lipe, 33, Landon Haynes, 19, and Joshua Thornell, 21, are escorted into Warren County Justice Court Thursday for initial appearances. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)

ESCORTED: Joshua Andrew Rush, 30, from left, Peyton Lipe, 33, Landon Haynes, 19, and Joshua Thornell, 21, are escorted into Warren County Justice Court Thursday for initial appearances. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)

Six Warren County men accused of being part of a burglary ring that stole from sheds and commercial buildings here and in Louisiana were in jail Friday morning.

Five of the six appeared Thursday in Warren County Justice Court, while the sixth is held in Madison Parish Detention Center in Tallulah, La.

“This series of arrests is a result of an investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Vicksburg Police Department and Madison Parish Sheriff’s office,” Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

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Suspects, the charges against them and their total bail amounts are:

• Landon Haynes, 19; no address available, two counts of burglary; $20,000.

• Peyton Craig Lipe, 33, 100 Tower Drive, accessory after the fact to burglary; $10,000

• Donald Lynn Long Jr., 26, who lists an unconfirmed address on Joyce Lane; burglary; $20,000.

• Sabin Christopher Reaves, 24, no address available; two counts of burglary; no bail, held in Madison Parish.

• Joshua Andrew Rush, 30, 100 Tower Drive; burglary, possession of a firearm after felony conviction, possession of methamphetamine; $33,000.

• Joshua David Thornell, 21; who lists an unconfirmed address on Pepper Ridge Road; burglary; $20,000.

“These arrest wrap up several burglaries that we have been working on. This investigation is continuing and I can’t rule out the possibility of additional charges,” Pace said.

Haynes and Reaves are accused of breaking into a storage unit 61 Mini Storage, 3601 Culkin Road Dec. 9, according to the arrest affidavit read Thursday in Warren County Justice Court.

They and Thornell are also accused of burglarizing a storage unit at Confederate Ridge Apartments the day after Christmas, Pace said. Among the stolen items were a rifle and a trombone, according to court records.

Lipe is accused of disposing of items stolen from the storage unit on Culkin Road, Pace said.

“He actually went to the pawnshop and pawned some of the items that had been stolen by Haynes and Reaves,” Pace said.

Reaves is also facing burglary charges in Madison Parish, where he was being held Thursday.

Rush and Long are accused of burglarizing a shed at Vicksburg Skeet Shooting Club in the 3600 block of Chickasaw Road Jan. 2, Pace said. Rush, who was previously convicted of possession of precursor chemicals, also faces weapons and drug charges for a Jan. 13 traffic stop.

“At the time of the traffic stop, he also attempted to conceal a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol under the seat of a car he was a passenger in, and he had in his possession injectable methamphetamine,” Pace said.

Haynes, Lipe, Thornell, Rush and Long appeared Thursday before Justice Court Jeff Crevitt. All three were wearing orange Warren County Jail jumpsuits, and each had visible sores commonly associated with methamphetamine abuse.

Reaves and Haynes were arrested earlier this month by Vicksburg police and charged with burglary of Battlefield Inn and meth possession.

In that case, they were among four people who had rented a room at the motel at 4137 I-20 Frontage Road and used a bolt cutter to break into parts of the building, Vicksburg police Lt. Troy Kimble said. When police entered the room the four had rented, they found methamphetamine, Kimble said.

A woman is also facing drug charges related to the accused burglars.

Rebecca Grant, 27, of 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of meth when deputies served a search warrant at 100 Tower Road. Inside Grant’s purse, deputies found a small amount of meth, Pace said.

“Her arrest was part and parcel to the rest of the investigation in so much that she was there but she had not been charged with one of the burglaries,” Pace said.

Grant also appeared in court Thursday and had visible sores on her arms and face.