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Community helps catch 3 suspects

A Brookhaven man seen breaking into a woman’s car at a residence on Industrial Park Road was held at gunpoint by a passerby until the police arrived.

Community tips and a surveillance video also led to the arrest of a father and son accused of breaking into two businesses over the weekend.

Brookhaven Police Capt. Clint Earls said Seth Triggs, 26, of 301 1/2 Montgomery St., is charged with one count of auto burglary after he allegedly stole a .380 caliber handgun and a Samsung cell phone Sunday from a vehicle parked at a mobile home on Industrial Park Road. A man who works nearby saw the suspect take the items from the car and held him at gunpoint as he waited for police officers to arrive, Earls said.

Two separate Brookhaven businesses reported break-ins Monday that occurred over the weekend.

At one business, thieves made off with power tools, a 55-inch television and an undisclosed amount of cash, Earls said. At the second, two pressure washers were taken.

“After video surveillance and tips from the public, police were able to identify two suspects and take them into custody at a local motel,” he said.

Arrested Monday were Mack Tracey Pickett, 59, of 105 Meadowbrook Drive, and his son, Robert Blake Pickett, 31, of 1088 Dogwood Lane, Wesson.

Police recovered a majority of the items.


Anyone with information about a crime is asked to call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5251 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

Seth Triggs

Robert Pickett

Mack Pickett