STARKVILLE – Police made a pair of burglary arrests earlier this week.
On Tuesday, Starkville Police Department officers arrested Shaston Carea Irons, 25, of Derma, after responding to a residential burglary in progress. After determining the suspect was on foot in the area, officers detained Irons. He has been charged with burglary of a dwelling and is in the Oktibbeha County Jail.
Irons had an initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.
On Monday, police arrested Douglas Wayne Erwin, 21, of Starkville. Starkville police had added increased patrols in the area of Carver Drive due to an increase in reported auto burglaries and stopped Erwin as he was walking in that area. After the burglaries were investigated, Erwin was charged with auto burglary and taken to Oktibbeha County Jail.
Bond was set at $20,000. Erwin is currently on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for similar crimes.