Deputies: Rankin County property owner holds alleged burglar at gunpoint

Courtesy: Rankin County Sheriff's Dept.

UPDATE: Alexander Landry had his initial appearance in court Thursday.

Before his court appearance, authorities said  investigators were busy working another burglary near where Landry was arrested.

Investigators were able to follow a trail of stolen tools dropped in the woods that led from the new victim’s residence to the residence where Landry was arrested.

During Wednesday’s arrest, authorities said the Jeep Landry had been using was seized and impounded at the Rankin County Sheriff’s impound lot.  Numerous stolen tools were found inside the Jeep.

Authorities said by the time Landry appeared in court, he had more pending charges; he was charged with a total of seven vehicle burglaries and two commercial burglaries.

Authorities said Landry has also serve time in prison twice, once for felony DUI and once for lony possession of controlled substance, according to authorities. The suspect will be eligible to be tried as an habitual offender.

A judge set his bond at $10,000 on each of the nine charges.


Rankin County, MISS. (WJTV) — The Rankin County Sheriff’s Department said a 62-year-old property owner held a man at gunpoint until deputies got to the scene.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday off of Rosemary Road. We’re told the property owner noticed headlights shining behind his workshop. Deputies said he found 49-year-old Alexander Landry inside one of his cars.

The property owner ordered Landry to get out of the car and lay on the ground. Deputies said he tied up the suspect and waited for them to get to scene.

We’re told deputies arrested Landry. They said he burglarized seven cars on the property and broke into the property owner’s workshop.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Landry was driving a red 1994 Jeep that had fresh paint on it. We’re told the car was registered to a person from Bolton. Investigators are working to find out if Landry was legally in possession of the Jeep.

Landry is being held at the Rankin County Jail without bond until his initial appearance before County Court Judge Kent McDaniel. He is charged with seven counts of vehicle burglary and one count of commercial burglary. Deputies said he has two warrants for his arrest in Gulfport for fairlure to appear.

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