Jones county man faces several charges, bond set
JONES COUNTY, Miss. - This is a press release from Jones County Sheriff's Department.
In the latter part of September, a Ms Seymour hired Jeremy Pitts, 39 of Laurel, to roof her home. While working on the roof, Pitts brought along his girlfriend, Crystal Sheets to help. Seymour hired Sheets to clean up one of her storage sheds, which contained around $5,000 worth of tools. After the work was completed, Seymour checked the shed and found all the tools were missing.
She recalled several garbage bags were used for the work and felt uneasy about Pitts working around her home. The incident was reported to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and it was discovered Pitts was a known thief and currently wanted by MDOC on a warrant stemming from an aggravated assault, robbery and automobile theft.
On October 23, 2016, a Mr. Clemmons found his 2007 motorcycle had been stolen. He immediately suspected a man he knew as “Tattoo” who had been out multiple times offering to buy the motorcycle. “Tattoo” was identified as Pitts. Deputies discovered a pair of gloves on the scene with “Jeremy Pitts” printed inside of them. Later, the motorcycle was discovered in Marion County at Pitts’ son-in-law’s home, where Pitts and his now wife Sheets were staying.
Pitts admitted to the victim of another vehicle he had stolen in Marion County that the motorcycle was his, and that he had painted it (in an effort to conceal its true color and making it harder to recover).
Pitts was taken into custody and charged with Burglary, Felony taking of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Sheets was taken into custody and charged with Burglary. Her bond was set at $25,000.
Pitts bond was set at $60,000.