Verona man facing burglary charges

By Staff and press release report

Tupelo Police have arrested a 20-year-old Verona man on charges of burglary of a dwelling.

Cornelius M. Long was arrested on Thursday.

Witnesses observed the burglary in progress and passed on suspect and vehicle information to 911, according to Tupelo Police. The Tupelo Police Department Patrol Division then located and stopped the vehicle. Long was taken into custody at that time. Two other suspects fled on foot. Some of the stolen merchandise has been recovered.

The investigation is ongoing and warrants should be issued for both soon. The three are suspected in three burglaries that occurred on Thursday.

Bond for Long was set at $60,000