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Suspects arrested after police chase identified

Lemoyne Rakes May, 33 Lemoyne Rakes May, 33
James "Joshua" Johnson, 27 James "Joshua" Johnson, 27
Yvette Blanchard, 46 Yvette Blanchard, 46
MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Madison Police Department has identified the suspects they say are responsible for the recent auto burglaries in the City of Madison.  

The first suspect is Lemoyne Rakes May, age 33, of Plantation, Florida.  May has been arrested several times by other jurisdictions, and has convictions for burglary and unlawful distribution of cocaine. 

The Madison Police Department is currently holding May on two counts of auto burglary. 

The second suspect is 27-year-old James Johnson "aka" Joshua Johnson from Florida.  Johnson also has numerous arrests from other jurisdictions with an outstanding warrant for a parole violation under the name of Cedric L. Cason. 

The Madison Police Department is currently holding Johnson on two counts of auto burglary.  

The investigation led officers to the Super 8 motel located in Richland, MS.  Officers were able to arrest Yvette Blanchard, age 46, of Hypoluxo, Florida. 

Blanchard has convictions from other jurisdictions for dealing in stolen property and larceny.  The Madison Police Department is currently holding Blanchard on two counts of conspiracy to commit auto burglary.

"It appears they rented a vehicle out of Florida, then were just traveling through, committing a string of auto burglaries and then they would move on,"  said Madison Assistant Police Chief Robbie Sanders.

None of the suspects have made their initial court appearances.

Assistant Police Chief Robbie Sanders said, "We do know they made forced entry by busting out a passenger side, or a driver side window on the vehicles.  What they would do is they would take the purses, utilize the credit cards out of the vehicles to purchase gift cards."

Investigators with the Madison Police Department are continuing their investigation and they are working with other agencies to link these individuals to auto burglaries in their respective jurisdictions. 

Information gathered so far has possibly linked these suspects to two additional auto burglaries off of Ridgewood Road in the City of Jackson.  

Madison Police arrested May and Johnson after a high speed chase that started in Madison and ended in Jackson.

The chase ended in an accident on Gallatin Street and Oakdale. The vehicle the suspects were driving hit another truck that then slammed into a building.

We will update you with more information as it becomes available to us.


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