Jones County suspects appear in court on aggravated assault, burglary charges

Jones County suspects appear in court on aggravated assault, burglary charges
Fredrick Jordan, 39 of Petal
Fredrick Jordan, 39 of Petal

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Two Forrest County men are in the Jones County Adult Detention Center, facing assault, burglary and weapons charges after allegedly stealing items from two south Jones County homes Friday and threatening one homeowner with a gun.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department officials said Frederick Lee Jordan, II, 39, of Petal and Alonzo Tanksley, 47, of Hattiesburg, were both charged with two counts of burglary, one counts of aggravated assault and one count of weapon possession by a felon each.

Both had their bond set by Justice Court Judge David Lyons at $110,000 a piece.

Both went before Justice Court Judge David Lyons Thursday where they were charged with a third burglary. It occurred on Shilo Church Road in Moselle. Each man was charged with one additional count of residential burglary and bond for each man's additional charge is set at $20,000.

Officials said Jordan and Tanksley are suspected of burglarizing a home on the 1400 block of Monroe Road Friday morning.

According to officials, the suspects also attempted to burglarize a second home nearby that afternoon, but were confronted by the homeowner.

Officials said Tanksley pulled a gun and threatened the homeowner before running away, and Jordan fled in his vehicle, which was hit by gunfire from the homeowner.  

Jordan was arrested a short time later during a traffic stop, and Tanksley was taken into custody on Monroe Road after a brief manhunt. 

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