Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sheriff Seeks Public's Help for Info on Stolen Vehicle

The Winston County Sheriff’s office is looking for the second of two stolen vehicles. On the morning of January 10, 2014, local 911 received a call from the 4000 block of Highway 393 near the Nanih Waiya Mound concerning the theft of a 2004 Dodge Intrepid from the property.
The first of two stolen vehicles (this one stolen from Kemper County) submerged in Nanih Waiya Creek. A second vehicle was stolen (2004 Dodge Intrepid) from the area. The second vehicle is still missing. (Photo - WC Sheriff Office) 

During the investigation, Sheriff’s deputies received another report from 911 about another vehicle submerged in the Nanih Waiya Creek just a short distance from where the first vehicle was reported stolen. An investigation revealed that the wrecked vehicle in the creek had been stolen from Kemper County. After further investigation it was determined that the subject or subjects who had wrecked the first vehicle, walked away from the vehicle and proceeded to steal the second vehicle from the nearby property.

The theft of the vehicle is still under investigation by the Winston County Sheriff’s Department and any information from the public would be welcome. The vehicle was stolen sometime between 10 PM on January 9 and 4 AM on January 10.

The vehicle is described as a 2004 Dodge Intrepid – maroon or reddish in color with a tag number NEC 538. The vehicle has a MSU tag on the front and a MSU sticker on the back glass. Contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881 or Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.