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UPDATE: Tupelo Man, Pontotoc Woman Arrested In Prentiss County

James Montgomery

Megan Dye

PRESS RELEASE

Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department

MORE CHARGES FILED

Further investigation into the string of Burglaries that occurred over
this past weekend has led to Investigators solving two other
residential burglaries in Prentiss County in addition to the two already reported. The two most recently reported burglaries were located on CR 5131 and CR 5331.  The items from those burglaries included two Vizio flat panel TVs and a 22-caliber rifle. This is one of those cases when investigators actually located property believed to have been stolen before the burglary reports were actually filed.   All of the residences were forcibly entered by either breaking glass or forcing doors open. The two sSuspects, James Reese Montgomery and Megan Amelia Dye, have been charged with two additional counts of Burglary of Dwellings.

Bonds have not been set on the most recent charges at this time.  Either one
or both of the suspects may be charged with other burglaries that are
believed to have occurred in other jurisdictions
“Again I would like to stress how important it was for the public to
help us in these cases.  If it not had been for citizens being willing
to get involved, it would have been much more difficult to solve these
cases,” Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

On Sunday 09/23/2012 Prentiss County Deputies and Investigators arrested two individuals that were involved in multiple burglaries over the weekend in Prentiss County. On Saturday 09/22/2012 a Burglary was reported on County Road 5131 and Sunday 09/23/2012 another Burglary was reported on County Road 5331. The pair are identified as James Reese Montgomery 18 of 2048 Elvis Presley Drive Tupelo and Megan Amelia Dye 21 of 355 More Lane Pontotoc. They are presently charged with two counts of Burglary of a Dwelling and their bonds are set at $10,000 each and they remain in custody. There may be additional charges forthcoming. Investigators have recovered most of the stolen property and are in the process of recovering the remainder. The quick solving of this case can be credited to individuals who witnessed suspicious activity in their community and reported it to authorities along with the victim’s information that they provided leading up to the burglaries, along with the diligence of the investigators working the case. Investigators have discovered other items that the pair sold or pawned at a Local Pawn Shop and may be stolen, but we don’t have a burglary or theft to match the items.

Sheriff Randy M. Tolar