Over $300,000 worth of property allegedly stolen by man


A man suspected of stealing more than $300,000 worth of property from Neshoba and at least seven other counties has been arrested in Scott County.

Moses Jerome McLaurin was arrested at his Scott County home on New Subdivision Road after he fled from narcotics agents with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office who were attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant for grand larceny on Thursday.

McLaurin could be responsible for some of the past four-wheeler and lawnmower thefts in Neshoba County, according to Neshoba County Sheriff's Deputy Gordon Adkins. He's possibly responsible for a very recent theft from a "super nice older gentleman in the Deemer community," he said.

McLaurin fled on foot and was pursued by deputies and a K-9 that tracked him back to the front of his residence.

A large amount of stolen property was located inside the residence and an adjacent shop and recovered.

Some of the items have been verified as being stolen from Rankin, Webster, Carroll, Madison, Montgomery, Hinds, and Smith counties as well. 

“We are still attempting to sort through the items and help get the property back to the rightful owners,” Scott County officials said.

He is suspected of fabricating false titles for some of the equipment such as tractors, side-by-sides, trailers and more.

If anyone has recently purchased anything from McLaurin, contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. They are offering a cash reward of $1,000 to anyone who gives information that leads to more charges.

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