Alert citizen leads to burglary arrest

NEMiss.News Burglary suspect Johnson


A burglary at Brown’s Automotive on West Bankhead St. in New Albany was resolved because of information from an alert citizen.

Someone broke into the business last Sunday night, February 19, and reportedly vandalized an automobile inside the shop building. Several items were also reported removed from the building.

An alert citizen reported having seen Tyler Zane Johnson, age 19, hanging about the premises Sunday night, during the hours the break in occurred. Officers of the New Albany Police Department (NAPD)) then questioned Johnson, who lives nearby. Johnson admitted to the break in.

He was arrested and has been charged with burglary of a commercial establishment. Bond was set at $10,000.

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