3 teens arrested in Madison auto theft and burglaries


MADISON — A third suspect in a rash of crimes that included the theft of a vehicle from a subdivision and several car burglaries early Thursday morning was arrested that afternoon at the Jackson Target.

Devin Isaiah Bates, 19, of Jackson, was arrested and charged with auto burglary and auto theft.

Madison Police Capt. Kevin Newman said that on May 27 at approximately 11:04 a.m. a stolen vehicle believed to be involved in the auto burglaries in the city of Madison was located on Monticello Drive in Jackson by Madison Police investigators, agents from Homeland Security Investigations and the U. S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force. 

Further investigation also led to the arrest of the wanted subject, identified as Bates, near the Target Store on I-55 Frontage Road in Jackson.

After his arrest, Bates was transported to the Madison Police Department where he was charged, Newman said.

Kentario Buie, 19, of Crystal Springs and Marcavious Palmer, 18, of Clinton, were arrested earlier that morning when the crimes took place. They have each been charged with one count of auto burglary. 

Newman said that additional charges are likely for all those involved.

“More charges are possible as the investigation continues,” Newman said.

Newman said that on Thursday, May 27 at approximately 1:31 a.m. officers of the Madison Police Department responded to the Woods Crossing subdivision off Rice Road after a resident reported a suspicious person and car alarms sounding in the area.

Upon arrival, officers began canvassing the area and determined that several vehicles had been broken into in the Woods Crossing, Tidewater, Sandalwood and Highwoods subdivisions. 

Further investigation led to the arrest in the neighborhoods of two individuals believed to have been involved in the break-ins.

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