Bonds set in commercial burglary charges

By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The bonds were set Monday for four men suspected in a ring of commercial burglaries across North Mississippi.

Clifton L. Mitchell, 53, Ricky Mitchell, 28, and Clinton Cullin, 26, of Cleveland, Tenn., and Anthony Cordell, 23, of Virginia, were arrested Friday after police found a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle allegedly used in similar burglaries in Corinth at a Tupelo motel.

The elder Mitchell’s bond was set at $50,000, the other suspects were given $25,000 bonds.

Authorities say they found several thousand dollars in cash as well as tools that could have been used in the burglaries upon executing a search warrant of the suspects’ hotel room.

Capt. Tim Tate of the Tupelo Police Department said the burglars focused on businesses with large amounts of cash on hand like check cashers and cash advance businesses.

The suspects are being held at the Lee county Adult Jail and have holds placed on them from numerous other agencies including Southaven Police and Corinth Police.

Chief Tom Long of the Southaven Police Department said the suspects allegedly robbed five Southaven businesses and and seven Horn Lake businesses on the morning of March 14.