In late October, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two parish residents involved in residential burglaries in the Thomas community. Charles Timothy Martin, 39, 30174 Cleve Kennedy Road and Jennifer Leah Massey, 34, 53067 Johnny Martin Road, are in the Washington Parish Jail charged with several crimes.
Martin burglarized residences on Johnny Martin Road and Cleve Kennedy Road, and is charged with theft of an automobile, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, three counts of theft and three counts of failure to appear in court. He remains in jail with bond set at $8,750.
Martin has two previous stays in the Washington Parish Jail. He was jailed in February, 2011, for failure to appear in court, driving under suspension, no license plate and having an open container in his vehicle. He remained in jail for two days before being released on bond.
In August, 2011, Martin was arrested for third offense driving while intoxicated, driving under suspension and improper lane usage. For this arrest, he remained in jail for six weeks before being released on bond.
Massey is charged with possession of stolen property and being an accessory after the fact to the burglaries. She remains in jail with bond set at $5,000. This is her first incarceration in Washington Parish.
Martin and Massey had recently returned to Washington Parish after having been incarcerated in Jackson County, Mississippi, for over two months for residential burglaries in Ocean Springs and Vancleave. They were released from the Jackson County Jail after posting bonds of $30,000 for Martin and $10,000 for Massey. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell indicated that the investigation is continuing and it is possible that more charges could be filed.
The investigation into the Washington Parish residential burglaries is also continuing. Meanwhile, any person who purchased property from Charles Timothy Martin is asked to contact Detective Kody Glenn at 985-839-3434.
Sheriff Randy Seal stated, “These multi-state thieves are welcome to remain in our jail for a long time. As long as they are in jail, they won’t be committing burglaries here, in Mississippi, or any other place. It is so sad that such persons choose lifestyles that cause them to be locked up in jail in order to protect the law abiding citizens of Washington Parish.”