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Former Jackson Mayor Yarber fights off and detains suspect breaking into his car
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October 31, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

JACKSON, Miss. — A suspect was caught and subdued after trying to steal the former Mayor of Jackson's car.

Former Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber caught a suspect breaking into his car and, after a struggle, was able to subdue him until police arrived on scene.

The attempted auto burglary occurred this past Sunday on Dorgan Street at Mayor Yarber's home.

Mayor Yarber told officers that he saw a suspicious car parked outside the home. When he went to check it out, he found the suspect inside his own car.

He then confronted the suspect, causing a fight between the two. The former mayor was able subdue the suspect until police arrived.

Police later identified the suspect as 22-year-old Juwuan M. Bibbs.

Bibbs was arrested and charged with Auto Burglary and Possession of Marijuana. A handgun was also recovered at the scene and was believed to have been on the suspect prior to the fight with Mayor Yarber.

Bibbs has since had his initial court appearance.

He is still currently being held in the Hinds County Adult Detention Center on $20,000 bond. This investigation is ongoing.

 

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