Three arrested in Columbus for burglary

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Columbus police say three people are behind bars after the burglary of a Columbus home.

Posted: Jan 3, 2018 9:39 PM
Updated: Jan 4, 2018 3:07 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police say three people are behind bars after the burglary of a Columbus home.

Police say they received a call on January 3 of a burglary at 265 Pickensville Road. Once on the scene, officers spotted two people running from the home. Officers chased and captured a 16-year-old male on the scene.


(L-R): Petty, Neal | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

The other suspect, who was later identified as Rufus Lee Neal III, got into a silver vehicle driven by Karsean Petty, and fled the scene.

After a brief chase, the car stopped at 10th Street South and 11th Avenue South. There, Neal and Petty were both taken into custody.

Petty is charged with the burglary of a residence, directing a youth to commit a felony and felony failure to yield to blue lights.

Neal is charged with burglary of a residence and directing a youth to commit a felony.

Both were transported the Lowndes County Detention Center. 

The juvenile was charged with burglary of a residence and transported. 

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