the Pizza Inn Express located at 576 Hwy 371 in Mooreville, Mississippi, was burglarized. The suspects entered through a backdoor of the business and attempted to steal an ATM machine. The suspects were driving a white Ford Ranger at the time of the burglary according to store video.
On January 25, 2013, Yard Barns, a business located 3602 Hwy 178 E in Mooreville, was burglarized. The suspect forced entry into the building through a front door of the business and took cash.
During the course of the investigation, t was determined that Jeffery Lesley, 51 yrs of age, Mooreville, was suspected of both crimes. Jeffery Lesley was arrested and charged with both the burglary at the Pizza Inn Express and Yard Barns. It was also determined that a second suspect; John Wesley Newell, 51 yrs of age, Mooreville area, was involved and may have information concerning the crimes. A warrant for John Wesley Newell has been issued and he is currently wanted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.
Jeffery Lesley, 51 yrs of age, Mooreville John Wesley Newell, 51 yrs of age, Mooreville
Charges: Burglary of a Commercial Dwelling x2 Charge: Burglary of a Commercial Building x 2