Home security system alerts homeowner of possible burglary
Two burglary suspects are in the George County jail, thanks to a home security system and a quick response by the Sheriff’s Department.
On January, 21, deputies responded to a call from an out-of-town homeowner who said his home security system showed two unknown men were seen entering his home in the Stillwater Subdivision. The homeowner was out of town at the time.
Deputies arrived at the residence, secured the outside and determined the suspects were still inside the house.
The found the men hiding in the attic, arrested them and took them to the George County jail, where they were charged with multiple offenses.
George William Boyle, 41, of Lucedale, was charged with burglary of a dwelling and on an outstanding warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance. He was given a $3,500 bond on the burglary charged by Judge Martin Seib and a $500 bond on the possession charge.
Paul S. O’Brien, 30, of Wilmer, Alabama, also was charged with burglary of a dwelling and given a $7,000 bond by Seib. He also had outstanding warrants in Jackson County and a probation revocation charge in Mobile County, Alabama.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4811.