Police got a picture of a man burglarizing a downtown business early Thursday morning and made an arrest before lunch.
The Clarksdale Police Department was called to a business on East Second Street at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday and found a door open. Investigators reviewed the Closed Circuit Television security system at the business and began looking for a black male shown entering the store and taking several items.
Police arrested Charles Williams, no ages or address given, and charged him with commercial burglary.
Williams was scheduled to be arraigned in Clarksdale Municipal Court today with bond to be set at that time.
Anyone convicted of breaking and entering a business or home or inner door of a building whether armed with a deadly weapon or not, and even if at the time the buiding is not occupied, with intent to commit a crime, shall be placed in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for not less than three years nor more than 25 years.
The crime is enhanced if they person has a previous burglary conviction.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, or simply dial 911. Residents can also call the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department at 624-2411. All calls remain anonymous.
Clarksdale does not have a Crimestopper’s program, but is seeking volunteers to serve on this program that does stop crime in your neighborhood. Please call City Hall at 662-621-8100 and ask for details of helping to create a Crimestopper’s program for Clarksdale.