Kemper County Burglary Arrest

A Collinsville man in custody could face charges in two local counties.

The burglary Cameron Sonak, 21, is accused of committing happened in broad daylight June 17 at a house in the Zion community in Kemper County.

The items he's accused of stealing range from cuff links to rings, a camera, an iPad and a collector's baseball among other things.

Right now Kemper County authorities are working to find out whether other items that were found inside Sonak's car were also stolen.

"We have a number of things such as jewelry that we know we can pin to him, but there are other things that are in his vehicle that's impounded in Lauderdale County that will probably have come from Kemper and parts of Lauderdale County also," said Kemper County Sheriff James Moore.

Sheriff Moore says most of the items taken were small, but valuable. As an investigation continues, authorities have a theory about what Sonak was planning to do with the items.

"One thing that possibly comes in mind that he could be doing is selling the stuff on eBay," said Moore. "You notice that several small items were taken, just anything that a person can grab and sell for money."

Currently, Sonak remains in the Kemper County jail. Bond for him is expected to be set either Wednesday or Thursday.

"The investigation is still early and I'm pretty sure that there are more people involved," said Moore.

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  • by Anna on Jun 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM
    Nobodys excusing what he did, but people that know him and went to school with him know that he wasn't always like this, and he's not a terrible person. He should be punished, but he also needs help. He has a serious drug problem and people shouldn't be so judgmental. Drugs do terrible things to people, it's all his fault no doubt and he will pay the consequences. I hope he can get the help he needs and grow up to be the man that he should be.
  • by Not Surprised on Jun 27, 2012 at 07:02 PM
    As someone whose home was broken into multiple times, I get tired of seeing people give excuses for these punks. They act like all they did was spray paint some signs like the kids do on graduation night. Try coming home to a house that has a door kicked in, or a window broken. Try having sleepless nights worrying when they will come back again. Or wondering when you come home at night, will your house be robbed again. And try dealing with our worthless sheriff's department who won't even fill out a crime report. Lauderdale county is the hind end of Mississippi!!!!
  • by Jason on Jun 27, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    Hope he enjoys what he has earned. Maybe he can work on stealing an extra piece of cornbread in the chow hall.
  • by cw on Jun 27, 2012 at 07:49 AM
    just another spoiled collinsville brat needs to be locked up.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2012 at 07:38 AM in reply to cw
      Excuse me.... Really doesnt matter where he is from does it?????
  • by World'sGoneCrazy on Jun 27, 2012 at 06:55 AM
    Yeah it really sounds like he's a good kid...stealing from other people.Amazes me how people think they have the right to other people's stuff instead of get off your dead butt and work for it yourself. Who ever made you think that you were entitled ?? Most likely he was feeding his habit by stealing because it's a quick buck, I couldn't imagine this young man having wonderful morals and go around to 2 counties and steal from people. But maybe he's Robin Hood...maybe he didn't have a drug problem and he was selling this stuff and giving the proceeds to the Wesley House
  • by Rick Location: meridian on Jun 27, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    I do not know this family but the bottom line is this (man) committed these crimes not his family so he is the one solely responsible. He may have made bad choices as one has said but it is him that made the choices not anyone else. I hope this is a wake up call for him. As for his family I feel for them, parents can only do so much then the kids are on their own, especially when they are no longer a minor.
  • by jc Location: south lauderdale on Jun 27, 2012 at 05:36 AM
    It sure looked like andrea enjoyed flaunting that picture of that kid. a little less drama andrea, please.
  • by southerngentlemen on Jun 27, 2012 at 01:33 AM
    I see many silly comments about a 'good kid' and 'wake up calls' but I fail to see any mention of kids in the story. The story is about a grown man whos been operating a multi-county theft operation. And, since one of the commentors says that hes received many chances in the past, Im guessing that hes a habitual offender. Bleeding hearts folk, hopefully your parents of children wont run into one of these fine individuals. But if the do, be sure to remind 'mom, that guy who knocked you down and ran off with your purse, Im sure hes a great kid.' Personally, Im tired of thugs like this thinking theyre entitled to take what myself and my neighbors/family have worked hard to buy.
  • by Rob Location: Jackson on Jun 26, 2012 at 08:28 PM
    Chase is a good kid that made some really poor choices. I hate that this occurred. Hate it for him and his family. Maybe this is the wake-up call he needs to straighten his life out before he or someone else really gets hurt.
  • by Alhkal Location: Collinsville on Jun 26, 2012 at 08:11 PM
    Not all kids who are in this situation are on drugs! Nowhere in this article did it say anything about drugs.. I do hope this is a wake up call for him though.
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