Officer faces 2nd charge in months

A Jackson Police Department veteran faces his second criminal charge in two months after allegedly breaking into a nonprofit organization building, where he was found asleep, police said Thursday.

Jack Usry, 38, was found inside Catholic Charities, 530 George St., after an alarm went off at the business, Cmdr. Lee Vance said. He allegedly entered the building Saturday morning by breaking a front window, Vance said.

Usry, charged with business burglary, had been charged with possession of a controlled substance Feb. 21 by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department and put on paid administrative leave, records show.
However, Usry was placed on unpaid leave this week pending the outcome of the newest investigation, Vance said.

Usry, a JPD officer for 12 years, was released on his own recognizance Monday from the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond, records show.

Clarion Ledger
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