Crime

Two sought in Casino Row thefts in custody; third at large

William Tell Lienhardt IV, Amanda Lienhardt
William Tell Lienhardt IV, Amanda Lienhardt

Tips from the public helped Biloxi police capture two of three people wanted in an auto theft case.

Biloxi police Lt. Chris De Back said William Tell Lienhardt IV and Amanda Lee Lienhardt were taken into custodyWednesday in the 800 block of Bayview Avenue.

William Lienhardt was arrested on a charge of grand larceny of an auto. He is in the Harrison County jail under a $20,000 bond. Amanda Lienhardt was arrested on charges of grand larceny of an auto and two counts of felony credit card fraud. Police said she used a card associated with one of the stolen vehicles. Her bond was set at $22,000. Both bonds were set by Judge Albert Fountain.

De Back said police are still looking for a third person, Jennifer Arlene Gibson, as well as a stolen 2007 blue Chevy Colorado midsize pickup truck. Gibson is wanted on two counts of grand larceny of an auto.

The vehicles in question were a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, which was recovered, and the Colorado.

Detective Kris Hines Jr. said the owners of the vehicles were a resort guest and an employee.

Anyone with information about the three or the truck is asked to call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. Or leave an anonymous tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Robin Fitzgerald contributed to this report.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy

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