Quick Arrest In Tillatoba Burglaries

    Less than a month after being released from a Florida prison and returning home to Yalobusha County, a Scobey man is back behind bars.

    Charles Cameron, of 99 County Road 3, has been charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny after two houses near Tillatoba were broken into last Thursday.

    Deputies were able to arrest Cameron the same day, after receiving a tip that he had visited the Tillatoba Truck Stop trying to sell several suspicious items.

    “They did a good job,” Sheriff Lance Humphreys said about the quick investigative work in which much of the stolen items were recovered. “We ended up recovering most of the items,” the sheriff added. Among items taken included jewelry, electronic equipment and personal items.

    One of the homes Cameron allegedly entered was located on Hwy. 51, and the second was located on Hwy. 330.

    Humphreys said Cameron had an extensive criminal history that included 14 or 15 different aliases, four different social security numbers and four different dates-of-birth.

    “When we ran a criminal history, it printed for 30 minutes,” Humphreys said about Cameron’s rap sheet. His past convictions include drug and burglary charges.

    He is currently in the Yalobusha County Jail. Judge Steve Riley set a $40,000 bond during an initial appearance Monday.

    In other sheriff’s department news:

    • Took a report of trespassing on Hwy. 315 on March 14;

    • Responded to a simple assault at the VFW on March 13;

    • Investigated a burglary on County Road 115 on March 11. Jewelry, a Playstation and a computer were reported missing. Humphreys reported that his department has a suspect; and

    • Made an arrest for careless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license and no proof of insurance.


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