Man arrested at casinos

Man arrested at casinos

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An Okalona man is in custody after he stole fuel, catalytic converters and a number of tools from at least three vehicles in one of the casino parking lots on Thursday, Sheriff Eric Calrk said.

Douglas Kimble, 47, of 299 Hawkins Street, Okalona was arrested and charged with grand larceny and two counts of felony malicious mischief.

On Thursday, June 23, at around 10:20 a.m. the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kimble in town, Clark said.  

Deputies responded to the Golden Moon Casino to assist Resort Security and Choctaw Police Department on a report that a number of vehicles had been tampered with.  

Deputies arrived and discovered two vehicles parked adjacent to each other were vandalized. The vehicles belonged to a married couple, who were retired law enforcement officers from Tupelo.  

The first vehicle was a 2021 Chevy 4x4 that was leaking fuel from a hole being drilled in the fuel tank. The thieves had stolen an entire tank of fuel from the truck. The second was a 2022 Toyota 4-Runner that was missing both catalytic converters. Damage to both vehicles exceeded $3,000.00, Clark said.

Officers made contact with Kimble, who was staying in the casino hotel. Once in custody, he was linked to another theft. A construction worker staying at the casino had an assortment of construction tools taken from his company truck.  

Clark said these tools included a miter saw, air compressor, skill saw, and a drill. These items were recovered from the green F-150 that Kimble was driving.  

“The construction items were released to the owner, who was working on a local construction project,” Clark said.

Upon interrogation, Kimble stated he had lost his money at the casino. He took fuel to help him get home, the tools were taken to pawn for spending money and the converters were taken to sell later for future needs.

Kimble is being held at the Neshoba County Detention Center awaiting an initial appearance. Kimble is currently out on parole from MDOC for a drug-related conviction, Clark said.





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