Deputy checked on a broken-down car and stopped a burglary

Alec Theodore Friedrich
Alec Theodore Friedrich

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.