By Press Release
Two Verona men learned the hard way that Plantersville neighbors look out for each other.
Camry Pulliam, 19, and Cornelius White, 22, of Verona were arrested for breaking into a Plantersville home after neighbors followed the men fleeing the scene.
A Plantersville man returned to his house trailer on Ruff Street and saw a window open.
He looked in and saw 2 men run from the bedroom. He quickly called 911 and saw a maroon car hidden in the bushes belonging to the suspects.
The home owner blocked the car in and Pulliam and White fled on foot. Nearby neighbors saw the incident and followed the suspects to where they were hiding at a local park.
Plantersville Officers quickly apprehended Camry Pulliam and Cornelius White.
Camry Pulliam, 19, states he is a high school senior and is on probation with MDOC for Burglary. His brother, Cornelius White, 22, said he is unemployed. Both suspects are in custody at the Lee County Jail and will have initial appearances on Monday. Both are also suspects in the vandalism and attempted arson that occurred this past Sunday at the Plantersville Community Center.
Chief Maury Schuh said, “Once more the residents have Plantersville have banded together to keep Plantersville safe. If it wasn’t for the quick thinking of the property owner and his neighbors, we might not have captured these men. This is very similar to the arrest in April when vigilant neighbors foiled a daytime burglary”.
Chief Schuh also credited the Lee County 911 Dispatchers for quickly handling the call and relaying vital information to responding officers.