Teen turns himself in after being wanted in connection to Biloxi stolen safe investigation

Teen turns himself in after being wanted in connection to Biloxi stolen safe investigation
(Source: George County Sheriff's Department)

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - 19-year-old Kelien Andreus Hawkins turned himself in to George County deputies after Hawkins was sought in connection to a residential burglary out of George County.

Hawkins is not in custody with a $20,000 commercial bond for Burglary of a Dwelling.

One teen was already arrested in connection to the investigation. Ashton Lee Menefee, 18, of Saucier, was arrested on a charge of burglary and is held on a $20,000 bond.

Ashton Lee Menefee is in custody in connection to a George County burglary.
Ashton Lee Menefee is in custody in connection to a George County burglary. (Source: George County Sheriff's Office)

The burglary happened Aug. 21 in the Merrill community, Sheriff Keith Havard said. Items stolen included a safe, jewelry, firearms and electronics.

With the help of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and E & M Towing and Recovery, the stolen safe was recovered from the water surrounding the old Broadwater Marina on U.S. 90 in Biloxi.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and E & M Towing and Recovery extract a safe stolen from a George County home from the water surrounding the old Broadwater Marina in Biloxi.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and E & M Towing and Recovery extract a safe stolen from a George County home from the water surrounding the old Broadwater Marina in Biloxi. (Source: George County Sheriff's Office)

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4811 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at mscoastcrimestoppers.com or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website www.GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com.

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