By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – A Tupelo man was formally charged with two counts of felony burglary of a dwelling by Justice Court Judge Pat Carr Wednesday morning.
The bond for Richard Beasley, 49, was set at $125,000.
Beasley is connected with at least seven total burglaries in Tupelo and multiple burglaries outside the city limits said Tupelo Police Chief Tony Carleton.
“A citizen advised us that he was trying to sell stolen guns,” said Brandon Garrett of the Tupelo Police Department. “We’ve had quite a few burglaries over the last week or so and we’ve recovered and returned some stolen items.”
Beasley was under post-release supervision by the Mississippi Department of Correction when he was arrested by Tupelo Police. Beasley has served a previous prison sentence for burglaries committed in the ‘90s.
Police haven’t released which homes Beasley is charged with burglarizing but they did say he mostly stole electronics, jewelry and guns.
Carleton said Tupelo Police have arrested three other suspected burglars in the last month and have two addition suspects who are being held in Union County.