Laurel Police Department officers were successful this morning, May 13, in apprehending a burglar. According to information released by Police Chief Tommy Cox, officers responded just after 10:00 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress in the 500 block of Arco Lane.
Officers Jarone’ Walker and Regina Newton arrested Robert Earl Porter at the scene for the alleged crime. The property was recovered and Porter, age 61, faces one count of burglary. Porter had his initial appearance in Laurel Municipal Court, where his bond was set at $10,000. Investigator Evans is assigned to the case. Any persons with information about this or any other case are encouraged to call LPD at 601-399-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.