Man charged in burglary of Escatawpa home


JACKSON COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Friday on charges related to an earlier burglary in the Escatawpa community.

Michael Anthony Lawson, 47, of Wilson Springs Road, faces a charge of residential burglary.

On Thursday, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in Escatawpa and later received follow-up information that led them to Lawson's residence.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Lawson's home on Friday and recovered most of the stolen items, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

Lawson also faces a charge of possession of stolen property related to a Dec. 28 theft of more than $1,500 worth of tires and rims from a local business.