Man Captured In Alabama Suspected Of Gulfport Burglaries

A string of Gulfport burglaries may have been committed by the fugitive captured Monday in Alabama. Police say Wade Willard Junior was arrested in Bay Minette.

Police believe Willard ditched a stolen car, ran into some woods and disappeared Sunday in Harrison County. They say he actually tried the same thing Monday in Alabama. But after 24 hours on the run, Alabama authorities captured him.

Gulfport's police chief says Willard may be linked to several burglaries on the east side of town.