Arrests Made In Dry Cleaners Burglaries

Two Bruce men are being held for the burglary of both the Bruce and
Calhoun City cleaners, as well as the Natchez Trace Power office in
Calhoun City.


By JOEL McNEECE
Two Bruce men are being held for the burglary of both the Bruce and Calhoun City cleaners, as well as the Natchez Trace Power office in Calhoun City.
Tyrell Eacholes, 17, and Jose Maldonado, 21, were arrested last week during a routine traffic stop by Bruce Policeman Phillip Talford.
The first break-in was discovered last Tuesday morning at the Bruce Dry Cleaners. Bruce Chief Stan Evans said entry was gained through the rear door and the thieves escaped with $300 cash, some clothes, a .25 pistol, and some prescription medication.
The next morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., Officer Talford stopped a car entering Bruce with only one headlight working.
Talford said upon approaching the car he noticed a large pile of clothes from a dry cleaners on the back seat and a .25 caliber cartridge in the floor.
He arrested Eacholes and Maldonado who had just come from robbing the dry cleaners in Calhoun City and the Natchez Trace Power office from where they stole a spool of wire.
Chief Evans said all of the stolen merchandise has been recovered with the exception of the $300 taken from the Bruce cleaners.
Both remain in custody. Eacholes is charged with burglary of a commercial building, grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He had been out on probation.
Maldonado was charged with burglary of a commercial building and grand larceny.