Arrest made in Petal church burglary

Arrest made in Petal church burglary
Hattiesburg police responded to a report of stolen car batteries on March 5. (Photo source: WDAM)
Dustin Ainsworth. Source: Forrest County Jail.
Dustin Ainsworth. Source: Forrest County Jail.

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A Petal man has been arrested after a burglary at Petal Harvey Baptist Church.

Dustin Wayne Ainsworth, 25, of Petal, was arrested Friday evening and booked in the Forrest County Jail.  He is charged with burglary of a commercial building.

Investigator Sammy Ray said Ainsworth and another man broke into the church on South Main Street in the early hours Friday.

Ray said they have a warrant for the arrest of the second suspect.

Ray said a few personal items were taken from the church, but nothing like computers or electronics.

He said they are still trying to piece together exactly what was removed.

This is a developing story, we will update you when new information is released.