Rayburn was arrested Tuesday in a separate incident involving shoplifting at the convenience store on Frostland Drive. The arrest and investigation linked Rayburn to the Turnage break-in as well as the shoplifting incident.
Rayburn appeared before Judge Trent Howell Thursday afternoon. He is in the Grenada County Jail on a hold from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
By Jack Gurner
WATER VALLEY – Broken glass was the common denominator in a pair of drug store burglaries in Coffeeville and Water Valley last week.
A brick was used to break out the glass back door of Turnage Drug Store in Water Valley sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning.
Police Chief Mike King said that an unknown amount of drugs and narcotics were taken during the burglary.
The night before, a window was broken to gain entrance to The Drug Store on Front Street in Coffeeville, according to Coffeeville Police Chief Mark Martin.
Police received the call at 10:51 p.m. Thursday, approximately six minutes after the alarm went off at 10:45. Martin said that the Coffeeville officer was on the scene in about 30 seconds, but the thief was gone.
He added that the amount of drugs taken wouldn’t be known until an inventory was completed.
Officials don’t know if the incidents are related.