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One arrested, one sought in Jones County burglary

Jennifer Davenport Jennifer Davenport
Bobby Wells Bobby Wells
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

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

On September 8, 2014 Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call from the 600 block of Graves Road.  The complainant reported a substantial amount of collectible coins and new currency were stolen, as well as several firearms.  The following morning, deputies were dispatched to the same residence on a report of a stolen vehicle.

An investigation was immediately underway. 

In questioning the victim, enough information was gathered to determine there were two suspects, one of which was identified as Jennifer Davenport, 28 of Ellisville. 

Davenport was quickly found and brought in for questioning.

During the course of the interview, Davenport admitted to being involved in the burglary, and provided information which implicated Bobby Don Wells, 32 of Laurel, as the additional suspect.  Davenport also gave detailed information as to where the stolen vehicle was located.

Investigators determined Wells had a prior criminal history with Jackson County, Mississippi and affiliations with people from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Wells’ whereabouts were still undetermined. 

On September 30, 2014, Ellisville Police Department contacted Jones County Investigators about an aggravated assault, which took place at an apartment complex in the city. 

Wells was identified as having shot an acquaintance of Davenport’s. 

Wells fled the scene and through the investigation it was discovered Wells has made his way to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Federal Marshals, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Jackson and Harrison Counties authorities worked to locate and arrest Wells. 

Jackson County officials took Wells into custody and began the process to extradite him to Jones County.

On September 16, 2015, Jones County Investigators conducted a formal interview with Wells and charged him with two felony offenses, Burglary and Grand Larceny (Auto).

Wells’ initial appearance at Jones County Justice Court took place on Thursday, September 17, 2015. 

Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies are now looking for Davenport.  She is wanted as an accomplice to the burglary and currently has a warrant for her arrest.  If you have any information on Davenport, please contact the Jones County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 425-3147.

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