Three Jackson teenagers arrested for burglary - - Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS 12-16-2009

Three Jackson teenagers arrested for burglary

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By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

An angry Jackson homeowner says her house was ransacked Wednesday afternoon after a home invasion. It happened in northwest Jackson. A neighbor tipped police off to the break- in on Abram Ford Drive around 11 a.m.

Tonight three teenagers are in jail. Tense moments ended with the peaceful surrender of 3 suspected burglars after a police standoff. The home was quickly surrounded with heavily armed lawmen. JPD's Swat team and a hostage negotiator were brought in to diffuse the potentially dangerous situation. Nearby neighbors were evacuated as a precaution.

During the standoff the trio refused to leave the home. Police say a gun was thrown out. Not much later the teenagers surrendered. An emotional homeowner described the home invasion. "Tore up, Jesus, tore up. All my ceilings practically all of them are just down, stuff ransacked, window broke out in back, mirror broken off my dresser, stuff tore up, tore up."

The homeowner identified as Lilly Brakefield says she recognized the suspected burglars and believes they live in her neighborhood. "I said, I know that's not who I think it is, according to Brakefield.

two of those arrested are 16 years old and one is 18. Police say the teenagers are in jail  facing house burglary charges.

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