JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Sheriff's Department were called out Friday morning around 9:00 a.m. to Southern Colonel Homes located in the 5100 block of Highway 84. On arrival, authorities say they found three mobile homes on the lot that had been vandalized.
Investigators also found traces of blood that the individuals left behind after cutting themselves on broken glass as well as shoe impressions around the scene. Witnesses say that an older model red Ford pickup with a white stripe was seen speeding away from the area around the time the incident occurred. Investigators collected samples of the blood to use as DNA evidence for identification and prosecution of the case. Authorities say the burglars caused around $1,000 worth of damage to the homes.
Jones County Sheriff's Department says that patrols of the area will increase as a result of this incident. Anyone with information about the commercial burglary of Southern Colonel Homes, can contact the Jones County Sheriff's Department at 601-425-3147. If caught, the individuals are facing commercial burglary charges which is a felony and if convicted can serve up to 7-years in jail.