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Murder suspect out on bond arrested on burglary charges

Gary Perkins (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket) Gary Perkins (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)
Durente Yarbor (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket) Durente Yarbor (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)
Phineas Williams (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket) Phineas Williams (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)
Albert Morgan III (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket) Albert Morgan III (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)
Jaquan Moffett (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket) Jaquan Moffett (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A man accused in a Gulfport murder was one of five suspects arrested Tuesday in connection with several vehicle burglaries in Harrison County.

Gary Perkins, 20, is accused of shooting 38-year-old Chavis Allen to death in June 2016. Now, he is also facing eight counts of felony burglary of a vehicle. Perkins was out of jail on a $1 million bond for the murder charge when he was arrested.

Durente Yarbor, 18, Phineas Williams, 19, Albert Morgan III, 18, and Jaquan Moffett, 18, were also charged with several counts of felony burglary of a vehicle.

Investigators believe the group has been burglarizing vehicles in Harrison County for some time.

Sheriff Troy Peterson said deputies responded to a vehicle burglary complaint on Menge Ave. in Pass Christian on Tuesday morning. While investigating the complaint, deputies learned another vehicle burglary was reported in the area.

Peterson said Long Beach police stopped a vehicle with the five suspects inside on Klondyke Rd. Investigators said officers found a stolen .22 caliber rifle from the reported auto burglary inside the vehicle.

Lt. Coley Judy said investigator have so far linked the suspects to at least four other burglaries in the area. Judy said most of the burglarized vehicles were unlocked,  and the suspects were grabbing whatever they could get their hands on.

"They'd pull up in a neighborhood, scattering, and looking for cars unlocked, getting what they could and moving to the next neighborhood," said Judy.

Yarbor, Williams, and Morgan were booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility with $80,000 bonds.

Perkins is behind bars without bond for being arrested while out bond for the murder charge. That case has not yet been presented to a grand jury.

Moffett is also being held without bond. He was out on bond for an armed robbery charge through the Gulfport Police Department when he was arrested.

Peterson said the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible. He said investigators in Long Beach and Pass Christian are also working the case. 

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