Crime

One jailed, one sought in holdup of dollar store

Leglennon Leroy Belt
Leglennon Leroy Belt

An Alabama man led officers on a high-speed chase after holding up a dollar store, police say.

D’Iberville police responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Dollar Tree on D’Iberville Boulevard about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said victims reported two men armed with handguns entered the store and demanded money. Officers who arrived saw a white vehicle speeding away and tried to stop it. Officers pursued south on Interstate 110 and into Biloxi, then back to to I-110 and onto Interstate 10 eastbound.

The vehicle, a Lexus, moved into Jackson County but overturned near mile-marker 48 just west of the Ocean Springs exit. The driver was taken into custody but the second person is still at large.

Leglennon Leroy Belt of Hoover, Alabama, was arrested. Police said they recovered an undisclosed amount of money.

Belt was taken to the Harrison County jail on a charge of armed robbery. His bond was set at $300,000 bond by Judge Albert Fountain. He will be held under no bond for Mobile County on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call D’Iberville police at 228-396-4252 or Mississippi Coast CrimeStoppers at 877-787-5898 or go to mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

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