RPD makes arrest in home burglaries
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:00 PM
RIDGELAND - A suspect has confessed to authorities that he was responsible for a string of residential burglaries here that began in January, police announced Wednesday.
Jackson resident Bruce Donell Shannon, 35, turned himself in to Ridgeland police on March 7 after finding out there was an outstanding arrest warrant on him.
Police say he later confessed to burglaries in January and February.
He is being held with no bond at the Madison County Detention Center on four counts of residential burglary. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on March 18.
The investigations began on Jan. 13 when police responded to two burglaries within the Harbor Pines mobile home community on Lake Harbour Drive.
"These residential burglaries were committed during daylight hours and method of entry was determined to be forcing a door open into the mobile home," Lt. John Neal said in a statement "The list of items determined to be stolen included electronics, small tools and hand-held computers."
Shannon allegedly struck again in the same community on Jan. 24 and Feb. 18. Police say the same method was used to get inside the residences.
Neal said they worked with the Rankin County Sheriff's Department, which was investigating similar burglaries, and eventually obtains a vehicle description and suspect identification.