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Columbus man arrested for breaking and entering

The incident is still under investigation.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2019 7:12 AM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2019 2:25 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A Columbus man has been charged with burglary, breaking and entering, and assault on a police officer, Police Chief Fred Shelton said. 

Joseph Lane Purcell, 27, was arrested after being found inside an unoccupied home Monday morning by a caretaker, according to Shelton.


Joseph Purcell | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

The caretaker called police and Purcell was arrested not far from the property.

The incident is still under investigation.

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