Pair charged in burglary; fugitive caught

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 31, 2015

A pair of Warren County men accused of stealing a mower and other items from a storage unit were held without bail Friday.

Jesse Dickinson, 23, 110 Brister Road, and Jamie Steven Moore, 20, 432 Boy Scout Road, were arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

The two were spotted leaving the site of the break-in in a 1990s model truck that had been spray painted, Pace said. Deputies scoured the area and Sgt. Jason Bailess found the men on Boy Scout Road, Pace said.

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About 30 minutes later, Bailess responded to an unrelated call on Purvis Hill Road where he found a man sitting in a Ford Taurus, Pace said. The man in the Taurus appeared nervous and fled on food when Bailess began questioning him.

After a short foot chase, Bailess caught the man who was identified as 28-year-old Edward Matthew Dill, who was wanted for a probation violation on an aggravated assault conviction in Texas.

Dill was held without bail Friday in the Warren County Jail awaiting extradition to Texas. Dickinson and Moore were held without bail awaiting an initial court appearance.


Man injured in crash

A Warren County man was injured Thursday when his truck overturned on Mallet Road.

At 5:30 p.m., a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Robert Douglas Stevenson, 60, 849 Glass Road, struck an embankment and overturned, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Stevenson was taken by ambulance to River Region Medical Center where his condition was unavailable.

A toxicology sample was taken and submitted to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for analysis, Pace said.