CATEGORY: Crime

AUTHOR: BROWN

OFFICER CATCHES LIQUOR STORE ROBBERS IN ACT

SALTILLO- A Saltillo liquor store was robbed one bottle at a time Sunday morning, netting police five red-handed suspects.

Police became suspicious when a car was seen sitting in a parking lot near Saltillo Liquor and Wine. While an officer was talking to three people sitting in the car, two others came out to the car with bottles of liquor in their hands. A total of 15 bottles of wine were taken.

Brad Gann, 19, Route 4, Box 192, Booneville; Chris Lawson, 19, Route 1, Box 22, Houghton; Jason Myers, 18, 173 Dolton Lane, Pontotoc; Jamie McCary, 20, Rural Route 3, Box 95-AF, Baldwyn; and DeWayne Palmer, 18, Route 1, Box 528-A, Saltillo, were all charged with burglary of a commercial building.

The store has bars on the windows and police believe the accused were only able to stick their hands through one unlocked window, forcing them to take out one bottle of liquor at a time.

- LaRaye Brown

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