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Two suspects arrested in Rankin County house burglaries

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Rankin County Deputies have arrested 19-year-old Raven Wells and a 17 year old Juvenile in connection to six recent house burglaries in the south central part of Rankin County.             

Wells and the juvenile were arrested during a traffic stop at the intersection of Monterey Road and Thomasville Road. Wells was arrested for driving while license suspended and a search of the vehicle she was driving revealed evidence from one of the house burglaries.            

The investigation led deputies to residences in Jackson. Rankin County Deputies working with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Jackson Police Department recovered numerous stolen items not only from the Rankin County Burglaries but also items stolen from the Jackson area.

Investigator Raymond Duke says, "They kicked in the doors, unfortunately we had some where the homeowners left the doors unlocked. They went into unoccupied dwellings and ransacked the houses, in fact it's taken us on some of the reports, more than a day for the homeowner to truly I-D what their total property losses were because the houses were left in such a state of disarray."

Guns, jewelry, medication, electronics and numerous other items were recovered. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.               

Raven Wells appeared before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance Tuesday where she was ordered held with no bond until her preliminary hearing. The 17 year old juvenile will appear before Youth Court Judge Tom Broome.            

Sheriff Bryan Bailey reminds residents to keep an accurate up to date home inventory with serial numbers and photographs. This greatly aids law enforcement in recovering stolen property.

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