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Theft ring busted, 4 arrested in Jackson Co.

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

By Patrice Clark – bio | email

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Law enforcers in Jackson County have uncovered a theft ring that's netted more than $100,000 worth of stolen four-wheelers, motors and trailers over the past few months.

Four people are now under arrest. Jeffery Grey Allen is charged with Grand Larceny and Possession of stolen property. Donald Edward Tomlin, Ralph Everette Johnson Jr., and Richard Lavaughn Price are charged with possessing stolen goods.

Police officers and deputies have an early Christmas present for some Jackson County theft victims. Four-wheelers, trailers and motors stolen from homes months ago are being returned to their rightful owners.

"We hope that this will help put at ease the minds of people out in community that we are working hard to recover this property," Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said. "It is just sad that ‘tis the season to steal."

Sheriff Byrd said the thefts took place in rural areas of the county, and then the thieves would sell the stolen goods in Moss Point, Pascagoula and Gautier.

"As you can see from all the stuff that has been recovered here, it was a major theft ring," Byrd said.

So Byrd said all the police departments worked together beefing up patrols and keeping a closer eye out for the thieves.

"Yesterday afternoon, approximately 5 p.m., one of Pascagoula Patrolman stopped two people on four wheelers in the city of Pascagoula," Byrd said. "Further checking of these four wheelers it was determined they were stolen out of Escatawpa a few months ago."

Those men and two others now face charges connected to the thefts. Investigators also said they are almost certain more arrests will come.

"It is really sad that we have that many people that are taken advantage of, and they become victims of people that are going to just steal just to get a few dollars off these things."

If you have information to offer investigators, call the Pascagoula Police Department at (228) 938-6684.

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