Crime

Man broke into towing business to get his keys, Gulfport police say

Richard John Haynes III
Richard John Haynes III

Police said they believe they know why a man broke into a Gulfport business.

Richard John Haynes III of Long Beach forced his way into Chevron Towing on West Railroad Street and stole some paperwork, as well as keys to his vehicle, Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

The towing company reported the break-in at its locked business Jan. 21.

Investigators believe it was Haynes who broke into the business, and listed his name on the National Crime Information Center database.

Bromen said Long Beach police found Haynes in the 300 block of Lynwood Circle on Monday and took him into custody. He was then turned over to Gulfport police.

Justice Court Judge Dianne Ladner set a $10,000 bond when she issued an arrest warrant.

Haynes was booked at the Harrison County jail and released on bond Monday, the jail docket shows.

People who leave jail on a state charge before an initial court appearance are deemed to have waived the right to a hearing. Cases in those circumstances go straight to the next grand jury.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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