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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