Crime

Woman sought in home burglary. Three people are already in custody.

Kassie Michelle Baxter
Kassie Michelle Baxter

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested three people in the investigation of a home burglary in the Barton community and are looking for a fourth person, Sheriff Keith Havard said.

Kassie Michelle Baxter, 34, is wanted on charges of residential burglary and auto theft.

Benton Alan Cooley, 41, has been arrested on those charges. Both are suspected of burglarizing the home on Saturday and taking the resident’s vehicle, Havard said.

Investigators also have arrested Stephanie Lynn Valentine, 28, and Phillip Wayne Holland, 31, on a charge of possession of stolen property.

Investigators recovered some of the stolen property on Wednesday while searching property on Salem Campground Road, where Valentine and Holland live, Havard said.

Anyone with information on Baxter’s whereabouts is asked to call the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4811 or give an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-877-787-5898.

Or visit one of two websites to give a tip: mscoastcrimestoppers.com or GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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