Stolen big rig recovered in George County

DTL Staff

Investigators with the George County Sheriff’s Department in Lucedale, Miss., have recovered a tractor rig stolen Sunday from West Point and charged a Lucedale man.

According to a release from the George County sheriff, deputies there responded Monday to the 100 block of Dixon Road in the Movella Community on a tip about possible stolen property. Investigators located a stolen dump trailer at the residence. The trailer had been reported stolen from Noxubee County.

While following up, deputies returned to the property and located a 2007 Peterbilt semi-truck stolen from West Point. The semi-truck was occupied by 43-year-old Jefferey Lee Hammons. He was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property.

His bond is set at $30,000 on each charge.
George County detectives say the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should call them at 601-947-4811.

Meanwhile, West Point Police Chief Avery Cook said his investigators will go to George County to talk with Hammons and to help retrieve the truck, which belongs to Alabama-based Glasgow Trucking. Cook said his department isn’t sure yet whether Hammons will be charged with the actual theft or if other people are involved.

The 18-wheeler cab was stolen sometime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday from the Chevron Truck Stop on Highway 45 Alternate on the northern edge of West Point. It was parked there for the weekend by the driver. Whoever took it left the trailer and just took the cab.