Man accused of trying to sell stolen items online

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – An attempt to make a quick buck landed a suspected home burglar in jail.

Ricky Long, 49, of Columbus was charged with burglary of a dwelling.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said Long allegedly posted stolen items from a Clay County home on a buy, sell and trade site.

Investigators with both Clay and Lowndes County initiated a sting operation to buy an autographed University of Alabama basketball.

Sheriff Scott said other stolen items were recovered and suspects Long had worked as a contractor for the homeowners before the burglary.

He encouraged people to change their locks after construction projects are completed.

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