Clay County authorities bust two-state burglary ring

The Associated Press

WEST POINT - Authorities in Clay County arrested one and are searching for a second suspect in a burglary ring that extended into two states, an official says.

"The Clay County Sheriff's Office has received reports of numerous burglaries, the grand larceny of a vehicle and attempted burglaries," said Sheriff Laddie Huffman. "As a result of the investigation that followed, a large and extensive burglary ring has been broken."

Wayne, Clark and Jasper counties assisted in the investigation, along with officials in Bay Minete, Ala.

Chasity M. Jones, 25, of Quitman, is charged with burglary and grand larceny in Clay County.

"We have warrants for Carl Haughton on the same charges," Huffman said. "He is a former resident of Clay County who may still be in this area."

Haughton is described as a 36-year-old white male; five-feet, eight-inches tall; 160 pounds; and brown hair and blue eyes. There is a $1,000 award for his arrest, Huffman said.

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