A Union man has been charged in connection with the theft of timber from a local logging company.

John McFee, 28, of 603 east Jackson Road, Union, was charged in connection with the timber which was reported stolen in June, Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

"The arrest was made in a joint investigation between the Neshoba County Sheriff's department and the Mississippi Agricultural Theft Division," he said.

A complaint came in on June 25 from a local logging company about a load of logs taken from a logging site on Mississippi 15 on the Neshoba/Newton line during the night, Waddell said.

Before the theft was reported, the company did some checking and told the deputies that McFee was likely involved, he said.

Upon further investigation a warrant for McFee's arrest was issued.

"He turned himself in on Friday, Aug. 8 to the Union Police Department," the sheriff said. "Once he found out about the warrant he turned himself in."

Waddell said McFee, who has access to a log truck, went to the lot and used the equipment there to load the truck and then left with the logs.

As of Monday afternoon, McFee remained in the Neshoba County Jail on $10,000 bond.