Crime

This convicted criminal is wanted again after a Snapchat post, cops say. He’s 16.

Pearl River County law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating Dalton Jaymes Jordan.
Pearl River County law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating Dalton Jaymes Jordan.

Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating a teen who allegedly stole guns, cash and shoes and then posted a photo with the items to his Snapchat account.

Pearl River County Chief Investigator Marc Ogden said 16-year-old Dalton Jaymes Jordan is connected to the theft of two handguns, an AK-47, cash and two pairs of shoes from a home on George Wise Road in Carriere.

Ogden said officials received a report at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 that Jordan and a male teenage friend visited the victim’s granddaughter, who also lives at the home. Ogden said Jordan stole the items and left between 9 a.m. and noon. He later posted a photo with the items and his friend to his Snapchat account, Ogden said.

Authorities don’t normally identify juvenile offenders, but Ogden said Dalton was certified as an adult last year after being convicted of two commercial burglaries in November.

Jordan was serving a seven-year post-release probation sentence with the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a result of the convictions.

Ogden described the probation as the teen’s chance to straighten up or go to jail.

“He couldn’t,” Ogden said. “Three months later, we’re charging him with multiple felonies.”

Ogden said Jordan faces charges of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, causing or directing a juvenile to commit a felony crime and three counts of possession of a weapon after felony conviction.

Jordan is known to frequent the Picayune and Nicholson areas, Ogden said.

Anyone who has information on Jordan’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 601-795-2241. People can also send a message to the sheriff department’s Facebook page or call Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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