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Press Release Update Burglary Suspect In Custody




Ms. Amber Anderson was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 4, 2018, with the assistance of the Lucedale Police Department. Later that afternoon, Mr. Steven Houston was arrested on an active George County Justice Court warrant by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Keith Havard and the GCSO would like to thank all those that assisted in this case. More information regarding charges and bonds will be released as it becomes available.


The George County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Residential Burglary that occurred on March 29, 2018, located in the Barton Community. Steven Latrelle Houston Jr (27), is wanted in connection with the burglary, and Amber Denise Anderson is wanted for questioning. Anderson also uses the last name of Houston as well. Both Houston and Anderson are homeless and are traveling by foot in the George County Community. The George County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating both Houston and Anderson.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

 The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website

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