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UPDATE: 2 suspects in custody, 1 sought in 50 auto burglaries

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Update: James Howard, 20, of Laurel was arrested Wednesday evening in Jones County. Howard was the second suspect wanted in connection to more than 50 auto burglaries in Hattiesburg and Lamar County.

Authorities are now searching for Thomas Gilmore, who they say has been linked to another auto burglary in Hattiesburg.

The investigation spanned into Jones County as well, and combined resources from the Lamar County Sheriff's Department, Hattiesburg Police, Mississippi Department of Corrections, and Jones County authorities.

Howard is currently being housed at the Forrest County Jail, where he is charged with auto burglary.

The investigation is still ongoing, and if you have any information contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crimestoppers at 601-582-stop.


A Laurel man was arrested last week that local law enforcement said cleared about 50 auto burglaries across Hattiesburg and Lamar County.

Hattiesburg police arrested 19-year-old Andreas Leonardo Terrell Thursday evening. Terrell is charged with two felony counts of auto burglary, with a bond of $30,000 each. He is currently booked in the Forrest County Jail.

The Lamar County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Department of Corrections assisted in the investigation and arrest.

Officers are still looking for 20-year-old James Calvin Howard, who is a black male suspected to be connected to this crime spree.

Lt. Jon Traxler with the Hattiesburg police said there could be additional suspects.

If you have any information, contact Crimestoppers at 601-582-STOP (7867).

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