Mississippi man arrested after concerned mother learns man allegedly helped her teenage daughter, other minors sneak out of homes to get alcohol

Published 11:53 am Monday, August 2, 2021

A Mississippi man who reportedly helped several minors sneak out of their homes to gain access to alcohol was arrested thanks to a concerned parent who learned that her daughter was one of the minors.

Phillip Kyle Martinez, of Picayune, was arrested on Friday after the mother reported to law enforcement that her teenage daughter had allegedly received alcohol from him.

Maj. Marc Ogden with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department said the case began on Monday when the concerned parent reported that her daughter and several of her friends had been given alcohol by Martinez on at least one occasion.

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After the mother filed affidavits with the local courts, warrants were issued for his arrest.

Investigation into the case determined that Martinez allegedly helped the woman’s daughter and several of her friends sneak out of their homes without their parents’ knowledge and provided the male and female juveniles with alcohol.

Martinez was located on Friday and was arrested for three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Additional investigation concerning other instances of Martinez contributing to the delinquency of minors is ongoing, so Ogden asks parents in the area to report any additional information they may have in this case to the Sheriff’s Department.