Third Jones County burglary suspect makes initial appearance

Third Jones County burglary suspect makes initial appearance

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - After being on the run for more than a month the third suspect allegedly involved in a Jones County burglary has been arrested.
Christopher Dennis, 34, made his initial appearance in court Tuesday where his bond was set at $70,000. He is charged with weapon possession by a felon, aggravated assault on a police officer, and felony fleeing. Dennis is also charged with burglary for allegedly stealing a Canon safe from a Jones County home on January 15.

"I didn't steal from nobody," said Dennis as he walked into court.

Charlie Murphy also made an appearance in court because he said he wanted to see the man who allegedly broke into his home.

"Twenty guns, 9,000 rounds ammunition, all our papers, all our titles to our vehicles, our bank information, my wives social security card, everything that was of importance was in the safe," said Murphy.

Murphy said although some of his items have been recovered, his retirement and entire life savings which was also inside the safe is now gone.

"It's a difficult time in our lives but God's going to see us through it," said Murphy. "It's been a nightmare, it's been a nightmare and what they've done to my wife they've upset my wife to the point that she can't eat, can't sleep."

Murphy said he appreciates his friends for all their help and thanks the Jones County Sheriff's Department for their hard work.

"This will follow us to our grave, but we're not going to let it steal our joy as far as the family goes and as far as our Christian lives are concerned because they didn't steal that, they didn't steal that," said Murphy.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department suggests that anyone with a gun safe should bolt it down to the ground.