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Accused thief attempts motorcycle theft in Biloxi

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Biloxi authorities say Saturday night 50-year-old Earnest Shawn Dawson was caught on the 200 block of McDonnell Avenue for attempting to steal a 2011 Harley Davidson from an apartment in the area.

Officials say when Dawson saw the officer approaching him, he attempted to hide his action by covering up the motorcycle with tree branches.

Police say Dawson, who identified himself as homeless, then tried to run away.

Later he was caught and arrested.

Police say they also recovered a pare of wire cutters, bungee straps and a D ring. They believe these tools were used to assist in the theft of the motorcycle.

Dawson is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on zero bond.

He was out on bond on an unrelated stolen property charge.

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