Neighbors on Reynoir Street accused a man of burglarizing their home, and he cooperated with police, who found a stolen gun in his home, Detective Steve Kelly said.
Police arrested Charles Michael Fair, 52, about 1 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Reynoir Street.
Fair could not have fit in a window neighbors down the street said someone had entered, and he agreed to let police search his home to show he had no stolen items, Kelly said.
Police found a gun in his home and a check on the gun showed it was reported stolen six years ago.
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“He said he didn’t know it was stolen,” Kelly said. “We know it was stolen and we know he was in possession of it, so it will be up to a grand jury to decide whether to indict him or no true bill him.”
Fair faces a charge of possession of a stolen firearm.
Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set Fair’s bond at $5,000.
Fair was held at the Harrison County jail pending an initial court appearance.