Press Release: Grinch Thief Charged With Stealing Packages
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Jackson County sheriff’s investigators arrested a man Thursday (December 7) morning they say has been a Grinch. 34-year old Jason Robert Phillips of Moss Point is charged with five counts of petit larceny, one count of simple possession of narcotics, and one count of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Mike Ezell says Phillips is suspected of stealing packages that were delivered to homes in the St. Andrews neighborhood and dropped off on the porches. The sheriff says Phillips was allegedly caught on video Tuesday taking packages from a home. Most of the packages have been recovered. Sheriff Ezell says Phillips was convicted last year of doing the same thing in St. Martin.
Charges will be heard in justice court. Philips is in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center with no bond.