September 11, 2023

Two Arrested For Business Burglary, Parent Charged With Neglect After Break-In In Gulfport

Morgan Howard

According to  WLOX, two teenagers were arrested and charged with business burglary.

Just after midnight, on Tuesday September 5, a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old broke into a business.

Gulfport police told WLOX that the teenagers broke into a business in the 9200 block of Hwy 49. Police said they broke the glass on the front door and stole cash from the register.

Police identified the suspects as 19-year-old Darius Deshaun Pettway and a 17-year-old teenager. They were both charged with one count of Burglary of a Business.

WLOX reports that Pettway admitted to the break-in and wrote an apology letter for the victim.

He is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

The juvenile is at the Harrison County Youth Detention Center, and the child’s parent was charged with child neglect.

If you have any information about this case, you’re asked to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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