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Sheriff: Church burglary suspect found at the scene

William Ainsworth William Ainsworth
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department

Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call regarding a possible burglary at Centerville Baptist Church, occurring early on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Surveillance cameras captured the image of a man breaking into a storage building behind the church. 

The incident was reported and deputies were called out to the church on Monday, September 7, 2015 to take a report.  While gathering information, the deputy noticed a man walking near the property that met the description given from the evidence captured on the camera.  The deputy went up to the man who identified himself as William Ainsworth, Jr.  It was determined that Ainsworth, 23 of Heidelberg, was wanted by the MDOC for a parole violation.

Ainsworth was taken into custody and transported to the Jones County Adult Detention Center. He was interviewed on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 and questioned about the church burglary.  Ainsworth admitted to breaking in.  The church officials found nothing missing.

Ainsworth will make his initial appearance at Jones County Justice Court on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 3:15pm.

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