Teen turns himself in after being wanted in connection to Biloxi stolen safe investigation

Teen turns himself in after being wanted in connection to Biloxi stolen safe investigation

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - 19-year-old Kelien Andreus Hawkins turned himself in to George County deputies after Hawkins was sought in connection to a residential burglary out of George County.

Hawkins is not in custody with a $20,000 commercial bond for Burglary of a Dwelling.

One teen was already arrested in connection to the investigation. Ashton Lee Menefee, 18, of Saucier, was arrested on a charge of burglary and is held on a $20,000 bond.

Ashton Lee Menefee is in custody in connection to a George County burglary.
Ashton Lee Menefee is in custody in connection to a George County burglary. (George County Sheriff's Office)

The burglary happened Aug. 21 in the Merrill community, Sheriff Keith Havard said. Items stolen included a safe, jewelry, firearms and electronics.

With the help of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and E & M Towing and Recovery, the stolen safe was recovered from the water surrounding the old Broadwater Marina on U.S. 90 in Biloxi.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and E & M Towing and Recovery extract a safe stolen from a George County home from the water surrounding the old Broadwater Marina in Biloxi.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and E & M Towing and Recovery extract a safe stolen from a George County home from the water surrounding the old Broadwater Marina in Biloxi. (George County Sheriff's Office)

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4811 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at mscoastcrimestoppers.com or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website www.GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com.

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