Law enforcement agencies continue to search for 26-year-old Jacob Dove, who is wanted in connection with the theft of a truck following a two-vehicle wreck involving this van.
Law enforcement agencies continue to search for 26-year-old Jacob Dove, who is wanted in connection with the theft of a truck following a two-vehicle wreck involving this van.
A Neshoba County man who allegedly stole a vehicle and fled the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 19 South near Tucker was convicted in a 2009 church burglary.

Jacob Dove, 26, of 10651 Road 351, is the suspect in the auto theft, but he remains at-large, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Dove was convicted in a 2009 church burglary where he and two others stole sound equipment from a rural Neshoba County church.

In last week’s wreck, Dove allegedly drove off with a Good Samaritan’s vehicle after the person stopped to help with the accident he allegedly caused.

“Apparently, a Good Samaritan stopped to help out with the accident, and the driver that caused the accident stole the bystander’s vehicle,” Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said. 

Waddell said the stolen vehicle is a grey Chevrolet Impala with a Dallas Cowboys sticker on the back. 

Waddell said Dove is wanted by his probation officer, which could explain why he stole the vehicle and fled. 

In July and January 2018, Dove was arrested and charged with violations of his probation. 

Dove will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident and possibly grand larceny, Waddell said.

In July of this year and May 2017, Dove was arrested in Neshoba County on a probation violation. He was also arrested two other times in 2018 and held for another agency.

In 2009, as a 17-year-old, Dove was arrested in connection with the burglary of Smith Chapel Church on Mississippi 491. Several pieces of costly sound equipment and two air conditioners were reported stolen.

He was convicted of burglary of a church and placed in drug court in 2010.