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Recent burglaries in Lowndes County, one man holds burglar until police arrive

A burglary victim's quick action results in the arrest of a Columbus man.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 9:43 AM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 8:16 PM

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Several burglaries have occurred in Lowndes County recently.

53-year-old Alvin skipper was arrested Friday for trying to steal a TV from a victim’s home on 21st Street North in Columbus.

That victim managed to hold Skipper at the scene until police arrived.

As a result, Skipper was charged with burglary and larceny of a dwelling.

Jerricah Bigham along with Clayton Dulaney have been charged with burglary for taking a homeowners belongings from another location in Lowndes County.

Meanwhile in Caledonia, a man reported his home was broke into at the end of North Church Street last week.

He said they stole his guns and money.

The victim’s mother said the suspects responsible may know the family.

Caledonia residents say Caledonia is a small town and not really one known for much crime.

“Caledonia has been nice it’s a small town, quiet. Very peaceful,” Resident Lance Jourdan said.

Mayor Mitch Wiggins says the town is taking steps to increase patrols in certain areas during the times the crimes have been recently committed.

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