Man arrested for trying to steal car from Rankin County neighborhood

Eddie Adams (Photo: Rankin County Sheriff's Office)

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A man is arrested in Rankin County after deputies said he approached a woman with a gun in her driveway and attempted to steal her vehicle.

Deputies arrested 35-year-old Eddie Terrell Adams for attempting to steal the car.

Eddie Adams (Photo: Rankin County Sheriff's Office)
Eddie Adams (Photo: Rankin County Sheriff’s Office)

Sheriff Bryan Bailey said the Hidden Hills homeowner went outside to get some items out of her car. When she returned for a second time to get more things out the car, a man was sitting inside her vehicle.

She walked towards the car and the man got out of the vehicle with a gun.

Deputies said the woman ran back inside and called 911.

Law enforcement officers were on the scene shortly after and searched the area. They were able to find the man who matched the victim’s description.

The homeowner also identified Adams from a photo lineup. Deputies collected evidence at the scene; it is being submitted to the Mississippi Crime Lab for processing.

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