TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Police credit a citizen for helping officers capture two burglary suspects.
According to Police, officers responded Wednesday morning to a home alarm on Patterson Drive.
Witnesses identified the possible burglars as two men in a tan Ford Taurus.
Police officers later found the car and the two men, whom the witnesses described, at a motel on McCullough Boulevard.
Officers detained 20-year-old Marcus Woods of Tupelo and an unnamed 17-year-old boy.
According to Police, officers also found property related to the home burglary. Another Patterson Drive resident also reported a home burglary.
Police charged Woods with two counts of breaking and entering of a dwelling. The Lee County Youth Court is dealing with the 17-year-old boy.
More charges are possible.
“Once again an alert citizen gave us a great description of suspects and their car,” Police Chief Bart Aguirre said. “Neighbors watching out after neighbors is what allowed us to catch these suspects so quickly.”