Ridgeland auto burglar arrested in Vicksburg

WJTV Staff

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – The Ridgeland Police Department arrested and charged a man with auto burglary.

Billy Lee Branton, 33, is charged with one count of auto burglary.

A homeowner said she noticed a white vehicle leaving her house and later realized her car had been burglarized and several bank cards were missing.

Ridgeland PD later identified Branton through surveillance video from stores he was trying to use the stolen cars at and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The Vicksburg Police Department later apprehended Branton after a traffic stop.

Branton is now in the Madison County Jail with no bond pending his first court appearance.

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