George County authorities search for burglary suspect

Photo from Greene County Sheriff's Department
Photo from Greene County Sheriff's Department

The sheriff's department needs your help in finding a man -- after authorities say he failed to appear in court Monday.

A judge issued a bench warrant for Tyler Ernest Martin, 24, who is suspected of auto burglary – and has previous convictions for possession of controlled substances. Authorities say Martin has lived and worked in George County – but may be in or near Hattiesburg or Purvis.

Authorities describe Martin as being 5'9" tall and weighing 150 pounds.  If you know the whereabouts of Tyler Ernest Martin, please call the George County Sheriff's Department at 601-947-4811 or the Coast Crime Stoppers, toll free, at 1-877-787-5898.  Your tip could lead to a cash reward of up to $1000.

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