The suspect count in an alleged home burglary in New Hope is now up to four.
Three juveniles turned themselves in Wednesday to Lowndes County authorities in connection to a Saturday incident where suspects reportedly broke into someone’s home and stole about a dozen firearms, Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Miley told The Dispatch.
The victim, authorities say, is an acquaintance of 19-year-old Tae-Kion Reed, a New Hope senior and Ole Miss football signee arrested Tuesday in the incident. Reed is charged with burglary of a dwelling, a felony, and was released Wednesday from Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after posting $10,000 bond.
Capt. Ryan Rickert with LCSO said authorities have recovered some of the guns.
Sheriff’s deputies did not release the juvenile suspects’ names.
Reed, a standout offensive and defensive lineman for New Hope and a three-star college recruit, signed with Ole Miss on National Signing Day on Feb. 1. During a ceremony at the school to announce his decision, he tossed a Mississippi State cap into the crowd before putting an Ole Miss cap on his head, a way of indicating he had chosen the Rebels over their in-state rival Bulldogs.
A spokesperson with the Ole Miss athletic department did not comment by press time on the status of Reed’s scholarship offer in light of the charge, other than to say, “We are gathering facts on the matter.”