Man arrested on burglary tools, home break-in charges

HARRISON COUNTY -- A man found with burglary tools and a mask in his vehicle has also been arrested on a burglary charge involving a home break-in, sheriff's Lt. Coley Judy said.

Deputies were investigating an attempted burglary from Friday night at a Dollar Store store on Mississippi 67 when they noticed a suspicious vehicle parked behind a different Dollar Store. Someone had thrown a fire extinguisher at the other store's window and cracked it.

Jeffrey Randall Moore, 23, was found parked behind the Dollar Store on County Farm Road about 3:41 a.m. Sunday with suspicious items in his vehicle, Judy said. They arrested him on a charge of possession of burglary tools.

Investigators were unable to connect Moore to the attempted break-in at the other store.

However, a witness came forward to link Moore to the May 25 break-in of a home on Whitmore Place, Judy said. Moore lives on Whitmore Place.

Investigators arrested Moore on a residential burglary charge later Sunday.

Moore was held at the county jail on bonds that total $100,000.

His bond has been revoked on a pending felony charge of false pretense.