Florida trip interrupted by arrests

Steve Rogers
Staff Writer

Three Arkansas women on their way to Florida decide to get some spending money by breaking into cars at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

The scheme didn’t work or last very long.

Now all three are in the Clay County Jail.

According to West Point Police Chief Avery Cook, 30-year-old Tabitha Nicole Keys, 31-year-old Katrice Daniella Missouri, and 35-year-old Krystal Lakesha Hill, all of the Little Rock, Ark. area, are charged with auto burglary.

Missouri and Keys also are charged with providing false information and Missouri also has a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.

According to Cook, the three were nabbed trying to break into cars in the parking lot at NMMC. They apparently got into a vehicle and took a purse, but a hospital security guard saw them on a security camera at about 4 a.m. He called police while monitoring them in the lot.

Police arrived quickly and caught the trio, who said they were on the way from Arkansas to Florida, Cook said.

Cook said the three likely will be arraigned Monday morning in Municipal Court.

One of the three is wanted in Arkansas, according to the chief. Missouri was arrested in December by Little Rock Police on a fugitive warrant, according to online arrest records, but it’s unclear what the fugitive warrant involved.

Keys also has a prior arrest record in Arkansas.