December 28, 2023

Ridgeland Police Arrest Auto Burglary Suspect Running With AR-15 Style Rifle

Morgan Howard

A Jackson man was charged after an investigation took place into a rash of auto burglaries that happened in Ridgeland over the past few weeks.

Ridgeland police said that firearms, credit cards, and other personal property were among the items taken.

26-year-old Quatyn Hill was identified as a suspect.

On December 21, investigators saw Hill traveling in a vehicle, which was later parked at Staybridge Suites in Ridgeland.

As they attempted to make contact with Hill, he fled from the vehicle on foot. Officers chased Hill, who ran away carrying an AR-15 pattern rifle.

During the chase, Hill tripped and dropped the rifle, at which point he was taken down by Ridgeland police officers. A bystander who saw the commotion assisted officers in detaining Hill, who continued to be combative.

Hill was taken into custody without further incident. The rifle he carried was one stolen in the recent burglaries. Police stated that numerous other stolen items were also collected at the scene.

Hill was charged with Auto Burglary (x2), Credit Card Fraud, Possession of a Stolen Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon (x2), Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. Hill is currently being held at the Madison County Detention Center pending his initial appearance.


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