NEWS RELEASE: Washington Ave. Burglar Arrested
Lavonta Moore, 18 (Source: Harrison County Jail)
A Marshall man is facing numerous charges for his alleged role in four burglaries that took place over the weekend. On Tuesday, June 13, officers with the Marshall Police Department were patrolling in the vicinity of the downtown area when they spotted a man peering through business windows. When officers attempted to check on the suspect, the man fled. He was captured after a brief chase and it was discovered that the man had a warrant for theft. The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Lavonta Moore, was booked into the Harrison County Jail. While interviewing with detectives, Moore confessed to burglarizing Personal Finance on Friday. He also confessed to burglarizing Blissmoor Valley Ranch, The General Store and Barbie’s Formal Wear on Saturday.
Moore is charged with three counts of burglary of a building, one count of criminal mischief, evading arrest, assault on a public servant and a theft charge from a separate case.
Public Information Officer
Marshall Police Department