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24 February 2024

Man accused of burglary, taking medication, hiding in shower


Sheriff’s deputies responding to a burglary at a family’s home in Mississippi say they found a man hiding in a bathroom shower and that he had ingested some of the residents’ prescription medications.

News outlets report Jones County deputies discovered 24-year-old Joel Welch hiding inside the shower in an upstairs bathroom Thursday morning. The sheriff’s department says in a Facebook post that deputies were sent to the Calhoun area home after the owners’ security system notified them of a man inside.

Deputies say Welch broke into a vehicle on the property and used the garage door opener to gain access to the home.

Welch was jailed on burglary charges. It is unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.