Officers: Mississippi homeowner catches woman stealing from shop; woman hits homeowner with vehicle trying to escape

Published 7:08 am Monday, July 19, 2021

A Mississippi woman is in custody after a homeowner reportedly caught the woman stealing from his shop. The woman then reportedly hit the owner with her vehicle as she tried to escape before officers could arrive.

According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, deputies with the sheriff’s department responded on July 15 to the area of County Road 251 for a report of a burglary in progress. The reporting party notified 911 that a female was in his shop, stealing personal property.

While deputies were en route to the residence in question, the female suspect, identified as Jennifer Bramlett, 43, of Thaxton, attempted to flee the scene in her vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department.

The victim attempted to stop Bramlett from leaving until the deputies arrived, but Bramlett accelerated the vehicle in an attempt to leave the scene and struck the victim with her vehicle. Bramlett was located by deputies approximately five miles from the scene.

According to the sheriff’s department, the victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Bramlett was arrested for Commercial Burglary and Aggravated Assault and was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Bramlett was issued a $150,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge and is currently being held at the Lafayette County jail.