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Residential Burglery Suspect, Person of Interest





May 25, 2018

The George County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Residential Burglary that occurred on May 22, 2018, located in the Agricola Community. After an anonymous tip, the George County Criminal Investigations Division conducted a search warrant on a nearby residence. An abundance of stolen property was found at the home that had been occupied by Jewel Lyons and Robert Blankinchip. Jewel Smith Lyons (29) is wanted in connection with the burglary, and Robert Christopher Blankinchip (31) is wanted for questioning. Jewel also uses the last name of Grawet, as well. The George County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating both Lyons and Blankinchip due to outstanding warrants through the George County Justice Court.

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



Robert Christopher Blankinchip


Jewel Smith Lyons aka

   Jewel Grawet


Authorized for release by Chief Deputy Ronnie Castille

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