MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Law enforcement agencies across South Mississippi are looking for Catina Towne-Henderson. The Gautier woman is the last suspect wanted in connection with stealing several high value guns from a Moss Point home.
Six others are in federal custody, including: Princeton Knox, LeKeith Dentrill Smith, Theodore Dempsey Towne, Kenneth Knox, Jessica Romero and Aubry Knox. Agents said one other suspect is already behind bars on another charge.
"We are not even at half time yet," ATF Resident Agent in Charge Joel Lee said. "So, at this point where we are, we have a solid target number on the individuals that we believe to be responsible for the burglary. That target number is eight."
"If an individual purchases any of these weapons, additional charges will be brought against those individuals as well," Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis said. "We want to make sure people understand you cannot purchase stolen weapons."
Moss Point, Gautier and Biloxi Police Departments, along with ATF agents, have recovered several of the stolen guns, but not all of them.
"We are not going to get into those specifics because at this time we still don't know. We are still not sure," Lee said. "Every agency you see here before you today, as we speak, are actively searching and following leads on additional weapons missing in this investigation."
The Drug Enforcement Agency are also assisting in the investigation.
"People who commit crimes of this magnitude are often involved in illegal drug trade, so DEA came along basically as a law enforcement partner, because this is an issue that affects them, as well," Lee said.
With everyone assisting, law enforcement officials are confident they will get to the bottom of the burglary.
"The law enforcement community stands together," Chief Davis said. "We will come get you if you commit a crime against the state or federal justice system."
Biloxi Police Chief Keith Miller said, "This is just another example of coast law enforcement working closely together, I think, more closely than we have ever worked before. And I think it's a great asset to the citizens of the Gulf Coast."
Several of the suspects are expected to be in court on Wednesday.
If you have any information about Catina Towne Henderson's whereabouts or about the stolen guns, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.