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Hunter using deer camera catches burglary suspect in act

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TATE COUNTY, Miss. (FOX13) -

Jim Ross from Strayhorn, Miss., is a big deer hunter and turkey hunter. For years he has used a motion sensitive game camera to monitor deer and turkey moving in the field.

When home burglaries started happening in Ross' part of Tate County, he turned his camouflaged game cameras on his house and - according to him - bagged something bigger than any deer or turkey he's taken in the field.

"He tops my list. I got him. He tops my list over all." Ross said.

According to the Tate County Sheriff's Office, Ross' game camera captured pictures of 23-year-old Sam White breaking into Ross' home.

White is charged with Burglary and Grand Larceny in the case and the Tate County Sheriff's Office. The U.S. Marshals have an active warrant for his arrest.

According to Benton County court records, White had a prior conviction on breaking and entering was out on supervised probation at the time he was caught on Ross' camera. Tate County Chief Deputy Victor Byrd says the pictures of White taken by the $100 Bushnell game camera from Walmart are the clearest surveillance photos he has ever seen.

"I knew when he went in the house I had his picture," Ross said after finding his home burglarized. "when I saw the back door, I knew he was caught, because I go in and out of that door and it takes my picture every time."

The Tate County Sheriff is asking for your help in locating White. If you have any information on his whereabouts or on the whereabouts of a female suspect also pictured in Ross' photos please contact Tate County CrimeStoppers line at 662-301-1111.

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