Deputies recover stolen equipment


Law enforcement authorities are trying to locate the owners of two pieces of stolen property recovered from residents who said they bought them online.

Sheriff Eric Clark said deputies recovered a Kubota ZD 1211 mower and a Honda Pioneer 1000 utility vehicle on Tuesday, April 27 from a property on Road 359. Clark said that both items had been reported stolen in different counties more than a year ago.

“Another example of Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office using every resource available to solve the crime,” Clark said.

The 60-inch diesel zero-turn mower was reported stolen from Louisville on April 1, 2018, according to Clark and he said that the Honda side-by-side was reported stolen from Jefferson County on Feb. 29, 2020. 

A Philadelphia Police Department narcotics officer reportedly shared information that led investigators to this property.

Clark said that no arrests have been made yet and that the residents said they have documentation that they bought them online. Clark said he has released the Honda to the insurance company that made a claim on the piece of equipment. He said it was taken from a deer camp in Jefferson County.

“We have questioned the people at the residence and they said they purchased both items on Facebook marketplace or something like that,” Clark said.

Clark said that they are working on returning the mower to its owner. He said reports from the 2018 incident say that the owner bought the mower new, parked it in his shed and when he went to use for the first time it was gone. He said he suspects the mower has largely been hidden because it has less than 60 hours logged on it in the last three years.

Clark said that the case remains under investigation.

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