On Tuesday May 11, 2021, at approximately 12:14 pm officers with the Marianna Police Department responded to a residence on Bowers St. in reference to the report of a burglary in progress.
Upon arrival, contact was made with the home owner, who was taking refuge inside her vehicle, parked in the front yard. The homeowner explained that as she arrived at the residence and entered through the front door, she was startled to find a white male was actively rummaging through the house.
When the subject observed the homeowner inside the residence, he ran to the kitchen and hid behind the stove. The homeowner, in fear for her life, ran out of the residence, locked herself inside her vehicle, and dialed 911.
Upon receiving this information, officers gained entry and attempted to locate the subject inside the residence. During the officers’ search, they were unable to locate the suspect, however, they did notice the back bedroom window was open.
Officers then conducted a search of the surrounding area. Officers were able to locate a trail which led from the rear of this residence to the rear of the next-door residence.
During the course of their investigation, Officers learned that a subject who resided at the next-door residence, identified as Johnny Drummond had made a phone call to a relative and asked that she pick him up on Pennsylvania Ave. approximately two blocks away.
Officers were familiar with Drummond, who had been a suspect in numerous prior burglaries. Drummond was located and detained several minutes later on Herring Avenue, approximately one block away. Upon locating Drummond, the victim was summoned to the area. Upon observing Drummond, the victim was able to positively identify him as the burglar.
Drummond was placed under arrest and transported to Jackson County Jail. Upon arriving at intake, Drummond confessed to entering the residence through the rear window.