‘Pajama Bandit’ suspect named in other crimes
By Dwayne Bremer
Jul 30, 2013, 19:06
A local man who was arrested two months ago for two burglaries in Hancock County now faces three additional charges for burglaries in Picayune.
Mervin Dedeaux, 36, of Pass Christian, who has a prosthetic leg and allegedly wore pink pajamas during the alleged heists in Hancock County, was arrested last Thursday by Picayune PD, Picayune Detective Jeremy Magri said Monday.
According to Hancock County investigators, Dedeaux allegedly broke into and robbed 2back-O-Town in Diamondhead On May 13. During the robbery, Dedeaux was seen wearing a pair of pink pajama pants and walking with a noticeable limp, Investigator Steve Saucier said.
The limp was due to Dedeaux having a prosthetic leg, Saucier said.
Dedeaux was arrested on May 20 and charged with the 2back-O-Town burglary and another burglary in Hancock County.
Last month, he posted bond on the charges here and apparently, continued his burglary spree in Picayune, officials said.
Margi said Dedeaux allegedly burglarized a Subway restaurant in Picayune in July.
Police were able to link Dedeaux to the Subway burglary and two other burglaries in April because surveillance videos showed the man in the stop limping on one leg, Magri said.
Magri said Dedeaux learned he was wanted in Picayune and he turned himself in last week.
He remains in the Pearl River County Jail under a $60,000 bond.
Officials said Dedeaux has also been implicated in burglaries in Harrison County, although it is unclear if any additional charges may be forthcoming.