A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after he found him on his property in south Rankin County, authorities said. The 62-year-old homeowner said he saw headlights shining behind his workshop Wednesday evening and found Alexander Landry, 49, inside one of his vehicles. The homeowner held Landry at gunpoint and tied him up until deputies arrived, officials with the Rankin County Sheriff's Office said. When deputies arrived, they said they found Landry had not only broken into the homeowner's workshop, but he had also gotten into several vehicles and stole tools. Investigators said a trail of stolen tools dropped in the woods led authorities to another burglary Thursday afternoon before his court appearance. Landry, of Flowood, was charged with seven counts of vehicle burglary and two counts of commercial burglary. He also has warrants out of Gulfport, authorities said. This is not Landry first run in with the law. In addition to countless misdemeanor arrests in Hinds County, Landry has served time in prison twice. One of his prison stays was for felony DUI and the other was for felony possession of controlled substance, authorities said. Due to his criminal history, Landry will be eligible to be tried as a habitual offender.
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