Man wanted in Pass home invasion ‘knew we were looking for him,’ police chief says

Cornell Demetrius Smith
Cornell Demetrius Smith

A man sought in a home invasion reported 1 1/2 years ago at Pass Estates has turned himself in, police said.

Cornell Demetrius Smith, 39, is accused of breaking into a home, holding a woman at gunpoint in the kitchen and looking around for different items to steal, Police Chief Tim Hendricks said.

A man who lives at the home filed a complaint alleging it happened April 26, 2016.

“Cornell Smith knew we were looking for him,” Hendricks said.

“For the first several months, we were beating the bushes, going to a lot of family members’ homes and at residences where we knew he hanged out.”

Smith turned himself in Tuesday.

Police arrested him on charges of burglarizing an occupied dwelling — the state’s charge for a home invasion — and armed robbery.

The Harrison County jail released him Wednesday on bonds that total $200,000.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews