A man tried to buy something in Waveland. Here’s how police say it linked him to another crime.

Marcus Lester Johnson
Marcus Lester Johnson

Investigators identified a suspected burglar of a Bay St. Louis home after the man tried to use a stolen debit card at a Waveland business, officials said.

Marcus Lester Johnson, 26, of Bay St. Louis, is now accused in the Nov. 20 burglary of a home on Keller Street just a block from his own home, records show.

Waveland police had arrested Johnson on misdemeanors on Nov. 21 after he presented a stolen debit card at Hibbett Sports, Waveland Police Chief David Allen said Wednesday. Waveland police arrested him on misdemeanor charges.

Bay police investigators linked Johnson to the burglary and served him with an arrest warrant while he was being held at the Hancock County jail, Police Chief Gary Ponthieux said.

Municipal Court Judge Steven Maggio set bond on the burglary charge at $75,000, Ponthieux said. Johnson’s misdemeanor bonds total $3,000.

Johnson has been released from jail.

Before those arrests, Johnson had been out of jail only a couple of weeks, since Nov. 9. He’d been held since Oct. 21 on grand larceny and commercial burglary charges filed by Bay police, the jail docket shows.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews