Sheriff: K9 gets burglary suspect who wouldn't come out


SAUCIER -- K9 Espo went in a home and apprehended a suspected burglar who was seen entering an unoccupied home and had refused to come out, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Deputies arrested Quintin Judge Richard, 24, of Coogins Cove, on a charge of burglary of a different Saucier residence on Sunday.

Deputies had been called to the 19100 block of Palmer Creek Drive, where a witness reported seeing an unknown man enter a home whose owner was out of town, Peterson said.

The suspect didn't comply with orders to come out, so deputies called out a K-9 warning and the canine team gained control of him, he said.

Richard was booked at the Harrison County jail.

Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set his bond at $35,000.

Richard also has a pending residential burglary charge from 2015 with a $25,000 bond, the jail docket shows. A bonding company has surrendered its bond insurance on him.