Burglary Ring Busted
The Investigative Unit of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office has uncovered a suspected big rig theft ring.
Based on an ongoing investigation and acting on tips from anonymous sources, the HCSO was able to recover $61,000 in stolen merchandise.
Our office seized possession of a Kubota Tractor valued at $25,000 and a Kubota Track Loader valued at $36,000.
These items were stolen from various businesses in Hinds County and retrieved yesterday.
"Through organized efforts and good detective work, our deputies were able to take control of the property by issuing a search warrant," said Tyrone Lewis, Sheriff, Hinds County. " We've been working this case for awhile now and more arrests are pending."
The suspected big rig theft ring has been wreaking havoc on businesses in Hinds County for some time now. "Exercising patience and good judgement are key ingredients to crime fighting," Lewis said. "Solving these types of crimes and all crimes in Hinds County is my number one priority."
65 year old Kenneth Eugene Allen of Terry, Mississippi was arrested and charged with possession of stolen goods. "The residents of Hinds County can rest assured that we won't stop until all of this type of activity is cleaned up," Lewis shared.
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