Police nab robbery suspect

Published 8:51 pm Thursday, December 22, 2011

What Selma Police are calling a “concerned citizen” likely proved to be the difference in solving a burglary late Wednesday.

According to Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley, the “citizen” called police around 11:30 p.m., reporting a suspicious person in the area of Jameson Inn.

Once officers responded, they found a vehicle in that area had been burglarized.

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After police received a description of the suspect, and began searching the area, they received another call for a possible burglary in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue.

As they continued their search, Riley said, one of the officers found Jacody Mitchell inside a vehicle.

When they approached Mitchell, he reportedly fled on foot, leading police on a short chase in the area of Primrose Terrace and 6th Street before being taken into custody.

“Further investigation showed the suspect had broken into a white Chevrolet and taken three rifles with cases out of the vehicle,” Riley said. “Those rifles were recovered.”

Mitchell was arrested, charged and placed in the Dallas County Jail under $30,000 bond.

Riley also said Mitchell is “being looked at in connection with another vehicle burglary that occurred in the area.”

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