FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A pair of Seminary residents are behind bars after a Thursday burglary thanks to a courageous Good Samaritan.
Jimmie Beard, 33, and Joshua Quiroa, 20, were arrested and charged with one count of residential burglary each.
Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the Forrest County Sheriff's Department received a call of a burglary in progress in the 100 block of Archie Smith Road.
"A witness saw two subjects go in to the residence beside the place he was working, the door had been kicked in, and when he approached the house, the two suspects were in there and turned and ran out of the house towards 49 and Peps Point Road," said Forrest County Investigator Nick Calico.
"The witness actually chased the suspects down and detained both of them until deputies arrived on scene, and took them into custody," said Calico.
When authorities canvassed the crime scene, one of the suspect's vehicles was parked in front of the house with a hot water heater in the back seat that had been removed from the residence.
Calico added the suspects went back in to the house for more items when the Good Samaritan foiled their burglary attempt.
All the property was recovered during the investigation, and both suspects are housed in the Forrest County Jail.