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Teenagers Face Charges In Velma Burglaries

By David Howell


VELMA, Miss. – Two teenagers are behind bars and another out on bail after being connected to at least three burglaries in the Velma community during recent months.

    Brothers Dameon and Timothy Cook have been charged and with burglary for allegedly entering a residence and vandalizing it on June 24. They are currently detained in the Yalobusha County Jail according to Sheriff Lance Humphreys. Dameon is also expected to be charged in a May burglary on County Road 95, according to Humphreys.

    Matthew Hervey was charged with possession of stolen property for his alleged role in a June 20 break-in. He is currently out on bond.

    “We arrested Hervey about a week after a house on County 15 was broken in,” Humphreys said. A computer missing following the burglary was recovered in Hervey’s bedroom, the sheriff stated.

    “We hope to link them to other crimes using fingerprint analysis,’ Humphreys said. There are several other unsolved cases involving burglary and vandalism in the Velma community.

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