Crime

Bicyclist’s backpack gave clues to a burglary, sheriff says.

Gerry McGee
Gerry McGee

A Tylertown man found riding a bicycle stopped at a closed school in Moss Point and broke in, stealing two laptop computers, the sheriff said.

Gerry McGee, 27, also was in possession of drugs when deputies found him while investigating a burglary at the old Orange Grove School in Moss Point, Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a news release.

A deputy patrolling Old Stage Road on Monday noticed a piece of plywood on a door and an open window. The deputy saw McGee pedaling down the road and stopped him.

The laptops were in his backpack, Ezell said.

The deputy arrested McGee on charges of commercial burglary and possession of a controlled substance. He was being held at the county jail on a $3,000 bond.

Ezell said he had increased patrols near the closed school because of a recent rash of burglaries in the area.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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