JONES COUNTY, MS. - The following is a press release from the Jones Count Sheriff's Department.
Just after midnight on July 25, 2017, a video surveillance camera at Indian Springs Baptist Church in Jones County, captured two suspects, a white male and a white female burglarizing the church. Jones County Sheriff’s Investigators responded to a call regarding the incident. The investigation determined a moneybox with an undisclosed amount of cash had been taken.
From the video, Roderick Zamora, 30 of Ovett, was positively identified by his parole officer. A warrant was issued for his arrest. Zamora was taken into custody on July 26, 2017 at his mother’s residence in Ovett. Zamora was interviewed later the same day and confessed to being the suspect in the video.
Through the course of the investigation, Samantha Ballard, aka Samantha Bond, 26 of Ellisville, was identified from the same video. A warrant was issued for her arrest and she was taken into custody by Ellisville Police Department for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.
Both are charged with Commercial Burglary. Zamora also confessed to a church burglary in Ellisville. Ellisville Police Department will handle those charges.