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Police make progress in burglary investigation
by Amanda Sexton Ferguson, Editor and Publisher
Oct 24, 2013 | 187 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WINONA - A Grenada man is facing accessory after the fact charges in connection with a burglary last Friday.

Allen Austin, Jr., was administratively bound over to the action of the grand jury by Judge Donald Bond in Winona City Court. Bond was continued at $5,000.

According to Captain Tommy Bibbs, Austin's charges were in connection to a burglary at 504 Fairground Street in Winona that occurred mid-day Friday. Electronics, jewelry and cash were reported missing by the homeowner.

Bibbs said Austin was arrested after allegedly attempting to sell jewelry stolen in the burglary to a Grenada jewelry store. Two men were with him at the store, but Bibbs said they both fled on foot.

Captain Billy Nix said two other Grenada men, Maurice Simpson and Ted Bundy, have been formally charged with possession of stolen property and warrants have been issued for their arrest.

In other Winona City Court news, in an unrelated case, Larry Joe Amason was bound over to the action of the grand jury for burglary of a dwelling. Bond was set at $5,000.

The case against Phillip Lee Dotson of Winona, who is charged with identity theft, was continued until Tuesday, October 29 after public defender Lee Bailey recused himself from serving as defense counsel.

Dotson's bond was originally set at $25,000 but was reduced to $5,000 at the request of city prosecutor Putt Crull.
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