Arrest made in Petal burglary

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Petal Police Department

On August 15 at 1:15 a.m., the Petal Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a  burglary of a commercial business.

Officers' were conducting patrol duties in the area of U.S. Highway 11 near the business of Petal Auto Parts when a vehicle was observed coming out of a field/wooded area beside the business.

Officers' conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle due to recent burglaries occurring in the area.

Officers' discovered the suspect had stolen property in his vehicle.  Upon further investigation, the suspect was observed on video surveillance footage breaking into the business and taking the property.

The suspect was identified as, Deon T. Magee, of Hattiesburg, MS.  Magee is currently being held at the Forrest County Jail awaiting his first appearance and bond setting.