Jones County man facing multiple burglary charges

Jones County man facing multiple burglary charges

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man is facing a laundry list of charges.

In September, a woman hired Jeremy Pitts, 39 of Laurel, to roof her home.  While working on the roof, Pitts brought along his girlfriend, Crystal Sheets to help.

The woman hired Sheets to clean up one of her storage sheds, which contained around $5,000 worth of tools.  After the work was completed, she checked the shed and found all the tools were missing.

She recalled several garbage bags were used for the work and felt uneasy about Pitts working around her home.  The incident was reported to the Jones County Sheriff's Department and it was discovered Pitts was a known thief and currently wanted by MDOC on a warrant stemming from an aggravated assault, robbery and automobile theft, according to the sheriff.

On Oct. 23, a man found his 2007 motorcycle had been stolen.  He immediately suspected a man he knew as "Tattoo" who had been out multiple times offering to buy the motorcycle.  "Tattoo" was identified as Pitts, according to the sheriff.

Deputies discovered a pair of gloves on the scene with "Jeremy Pitts" printed inside of them.  Later, the motorcycle was discovered in Marion County at Pitts' son-in-law's home, where Pitts and his now wife Sheets were staying.

Pitts admitted to the victim of another vehicle he had stolen in Marion County that the motorcycle was his, and that he had painted it in an effort to conceal its true color and making it harder to recover.

Pitts was taken into custody and charged with burglary, felony taking of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

His initial appearance is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Sheets was taken into custody and charged with burglary.  Her bond was set at $25,000.