Dozens Arrested in Looting Crackdown

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

At least 100 looting suspects on the Mississippi Gulf Coast face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

There were at least 84 people being held Monday at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on looting charges from throughout Harrison and Hancock Counties.

Most, if not all, have a $10,000 cash bond, which requires the full amount of bail money upfront.

Jackson County sheriff's deputies had arrested at least 10 looters by Monday with another six arrested by Pascagoula police.

Authorities say some looters are using boats to reach abandoned houses along the rivers.


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