Burglary suspect caught by Richland and Pearl Police Departments

Big thank you to Richland PD for pursuing and helping apprehend a burglary suspect Wednesday morning.

Ashton Keyonne White, 28 of Clinton, is suspected of stealing several items around Pearl, including a backpack containing a gun. A homeowner says he saw White stealing from his property and watched him flee in an older maroon Chevy Malibu. A Richland officer spotted the car on I-20 westbound and pursued to Gallatin St. where White ran off the exit into a ditch. Pearl officers arrived and found several stolen items in the car along with a bag of drugs.

White is being charged by Pearl with several counts of theft, while Richland is charging him with fleeing, drug possession and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

This is another great example of Rankin County law enforcement working together to keep us safe. Thank you again to Richland and our Pearl officers.

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