Hot tip leads to burglar arrest

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 20, 2005

Quick action by a Gamble Street resident on Sunday may have stopped a full-blown burglary at a neighbor’s house.

Larry Reshon Perdue, a 22-year-old black male, of 50 School Highlands Road, Apt. 8, was arrested and charged with third degree burglary, according to Capt. Wink Fussell.

The Greenville Police Department investigator said at approximately 9:15 a.m. Sunday Perdue was spotted entering a home on Gamble Street.

&uot;There was no one at the home at the time and he was arrested at 604 Gamble Street,&uot; he said.

&uot;He went in and a neighbor spotted him and pursued it and called us.&uot;

Fussell said because of the action of the neighbor police were able to respond quickly to the scene and make the arrest.

He also said Perdue admitted going into the house.

Gamble Street is not far from Westwood Circle where other houses were recently burglarized.

Fussell did not rule out Purdue’s involvement in those cases and said the investigation into those burglaries continues.

He also praised the neighbor for his quick action in calling the police.

&uot;In this incident, the action by the neighbor helped lead to this arrest,&uot; he said.

&uot;If people think someone is up to something in their neighborhood, we will be happy to respond and check out someone on foot or in a car.&uot;

In an unrelated incident, Fussell said one man has been arrested for a robbery and shooting that took place in the early morning hours on Jan. 6.

&uot;Two people were robbed at gunpoint late on Jan. 5 and early the next morning at approximately 2:30 a.m. we responded to a call at the hospital about a man who had been shot in the left buttock,&uot; Fussell said.

&uot;All three victims said it was Frederick Dewayne Chambers, 30.

He showed up at court in Lowndes County on Monday and we went up and picked him up.

He is presently in the Butler County Jail charged with two counts of robbery first and one count of assault first.&uot;

Fussell said the gunshot victim, Jermaine Powell, is recovering and that he will likely carry around the slug from the small caliber handgun in his body for the rest of his life.