Crime

East Biloxi residents saw a burglar leaving two homes. Police say they know who he is.

Demarquis Tre’Shaun Fairley
Demarquis Tre’Shaun Fairley

A young man accused of breaking into two homes was seen leaving both homes with property, police said.

A shotgun, laptop computer and several tablets are among items an 18-year-old is accused of taking from the two homes on Monday, Police Maj. Christopher De Back said.

The break-ins occurred in the middle of the afternoon in east Biloxi, where the suspect lives, De Back said.

One burglary was at a home in the 400 block of Braun Street, south of Railroad Street. The other was in the 200 block of Crawford Street, south of Back Bay Boulevard, De Back said.

Some witnesses called police when they saw suspicious activity, he said, and others volunteered information when officers questioned them.

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Investigators identified Demarquis Tre’Shaun Fairley as the burglar, but it’s unclear if he knows the victims, De Back said.

Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain signed arrest warrants with a total bonds of $50,000.

Police arrested Fairley on Wednesday evening on two counts of residential burglary. He was in possession of hydrocodone not prescribed for him, De Back said, so police arrested added a drug possession charge.

The shotgun has been recovered, he said. Fairley was being held at the Harrison County jail.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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