A deputy who stopped to check on a broken-down vehicle found a man inside it and a burglary in progress, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said.
Alec Theodore Friedrich, 23, of Dundee Cove in Gulfport, was wearing dark clothing and going through a vehicle that appeared to have been stranded or abandoned on Marian Court near Old Highway 49, Peterson said.
A deputy was patrolling the area early Wednesday when he stopped to check on the vehicle.
The deputy arrested Friedrich.
Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set his bond at $15,000.
Friedrich was booked at the Harrison County jail at 2:39 a.m. and freed on bond within about an hour.