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Friday, May 27, 2011

Man featured as most wanted captured

Man featured as most wanted captured


D’IBERVILLE -- For the second time this week, readers have led officials to one of South Mississippi’s most-wanted criminal suspects featured in Sunday’s Sun Herald, D’Iberville police investigator Terry Hines said.

This time, tipsters called or emailed tips to D’Iberville police or Crimestoppers leading them to Suburban Lodge on Rodriguez Street, where 45-year-old Patrick Fisher was staying Tuesday. Michele Pritchard, 35, of Ocean Springs, another person in the case, was also there.

Authorities had been searching for Fisher since mid-April, when he’s accused on three separate occasions of stealing GPS devices and cell phones from Target in D’Iberville. Two times, Hines said, Fisher had someone with him to help steal the items valued at $1,049.94.

Investigators identified one as Pritchard, who was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor shoplifting. A man also is wanted, though authorities had not yet identified him Wednesday.

Police credited the Sun Herald’s most-wanted series for helping them make the arrest. Hines said, “The Sun Herald’s most-wanted really helped us.”

Fisher is the second person on the most-wanted list arrested since Sunday.

Ocean Springs police arrested Tiffany Foxx, 39, on two counts of prescription forgery within hours of distribution of Sunday’s Sun Herald. Readers reported Foxx’s location to authorities.

South Mississippi authorities are still searching for 16 others on the most-wanted list.


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