July 14, 2021

Jackson man arrested in connection with car burglary, pursuit in Madison

Therese Apel

Joshua Corell Smith, 26

Madison police have charged a Jackson man in connection with an auto burglary that took place on Devereaux Drive.

Police say on Tuesday, investigators working on the case of a vehicle burglary realized the suspect vehicle in the case of the burglary matched the description of a car that had been involved in a police pursuit through the city of Madison. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department had see the car leaving a neighborhood off of Catlett Road a few minutes before and had tried to stop it when it ran.

Surrounding agencies were alerted to the car description and a Flowood police officer spotted the vehicle. Further investigation was done and Madison Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Joshua Corell Smith, 27, of Jackson. He is charged with two counts of auto burglary and felony fleeing.

Madison police and the United States Marshals Service located Joshua Smith at 102 Dewitt Avenue in Jackson. During his arrest, investigators recovered a stolen gun from Jackson, as well as the stolen items from the original auto burglary in Madison.

Additional guns were located during the arrest and investigators turned the scene over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department for follow up investigations.

Police say additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues.

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