On July 13, 2021 at 11:57pm officers of the Madison Police Department began investigating an auto burglary that occurred on Devereaux Drive in the City of Madison Mississippi. Investigators were able to determine a suspect vehicle description that matched a vehicle description given by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department earlier where both agencies were involved in a vehicle pursuit through the City of Madison. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department had observed the vehicle exiting a neighborhood off of Catlett Road a few minutes prior and attempted a traffic stop where the vehicle failed to stop.
The vehicle description was put out to surrounding agencies and a Flowood police officer spotted the vehicle this morning. A follow-up investigation led to the Madison Police Department issuing arrest warrants for 27-year-old Joshua Corell Smith of 131 Dewitt Avenue Jackson, MS for Two Counts of Auto Burglary and Felony Fleeing.
Investigators with the Madison Police Department and Agents with the United States Marshals Office located Joshua Smith at 102 Dewitt Avenue in Jackson, MS. During his arrest, Investigators recovered a stolen firearm from the City of Jackson along with the stolen items from the original auto burglary in the City of Madison. Additional firearms were located during the arrest and investigators turned the scene over to the ATF and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department for follow up investigations.
Additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues.