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Homeless man called "Cornbread", accomplices arrested for arson, theft

Corey Lepard Source: Hinds Co. Sheriff's Office Corey Lepard Source: Hinds Co. Sheriff's Office
Alexis Adams Source: Hinds Co. Sheriff's Office Alexis Adams Source: Hinds Co. Sheriff's Office
Gary Kimble Source: Hinds Co. Sheriff's Office Gary Kimble Source: Hinds Co. Sheriff's Office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason, Corey Dwayne Lepard, also know as Cornbread, was arrested for Grand Larceny, Felony Malicious Mischief, and 2nd Degree Arson. These charges stem from a June 6 break-in at a Hinds County Emergency Management Facility in Jackson.

We're told Lepard is homeless and has been living on the streets of Jackson with no fixed address. Officials tell us he's also facing a 1st Degree Arson charge for burning a Jackson residence back in May 2015.

According to Mason, Lepard burglarized a Hinds County Emergency Management facility on N. McRaven Rd.

He stole thousands of dollars’ worth of county equipment and torched a barn containing five county trailers. Three of the trailers were destroyed and two were badly damaged. A radiological portal monitor valued at approximately $15,000 and other county property were stolen from these trailers.

“This case is a joint investigation involving Hinds County Sheriff's Office investigators and patrol deputies, as well as Jackson Fire Department arson investigators,” said Sheriff Mason. “I'm very proud of this team, who've worked around the clock to bring “Cornbread” to justice, along with several of his accomplices.”

Lepard's accomplices include Carthage resident Elexus Michele Adams, charged with Grand Larceny and 3rd Degree Arson, and Jackson resident Gary Dewayne Kimble, Jr., charged with Grand Larceny.

Mason tells us that some of the property stolen in this incident has been recovered. “This is an ongoing investigation,” he said. “More arrests are expected.”

“I ask anyone with information regarding this case, to please contact my office at 601-974-2900.”

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