Police arrest 3 men in connection with rash of car burglaries


MADISON — Three men facing charges in a rash of auto burglaries last week in a number of Madison subdivisions have been issued bond but remain in custody, Madison Police said.

Madison Police Capt. Kevin Newman said the three suspects arrested in connection with a string of auto burglaries on May 27 had their initial court appearances in Madison Municipal Court on Friday, May 28.

Kentario Buie, 19, of Crystal Springs had bond set at $40,000 for one count of auto burglary. Marcavious Deshun Palmer, 18, of Clinton had his bond set at $50,000 for one count of auto burglary. Devin Isaiah Bates, 19, of Jackson had his bond set at $100,000 for one count of auto burglary and one count of auto theft.  

“All three subjects are currently at the Madison County Detention Center,” Newman said. “This is an ongoing investigation and more charges are possible.”

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, Newman said. 

Further investigation led to the arrest in the neighborhoods of two individuals believed to have been involved in the break-ins who have now been identified as Buie and Palmer.

Newman said that later that morning 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.

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