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Two arrested in multi-county theft ring

Law enforcement in Choctaw County has arrested two people who are believed to be tied to a theft ring in four counties.

Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 7:15 PM
Updated: Jul. 11, 2018 6:24 PM

Update 07/11/18 2:36 p.m. - Bonds were set at $10,000 for both Levi Kelly and Taylor Johnson.

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ACKERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement in Choctaw County has arrested two people believed to be tied to a theft ring in four counties.

The Choctaw County Sheriff's Department says Levi Kelly (pictured) and Taylor Johnson are charged with grand larceny.

According to Chief Deputy Lee Upchurch, the two are connected to a theft ring in Choctaw, Webster, Montgomery and Oktibbeha counties where ATVs, horse trailers and cargo trailers have been stolen.  He says the theft ring is tied to a methamphetamine operation.

Upchurch adds that the investigation is currently focused on two areas: Hawkins Road in Oktibbeha County and Highway 9 in Choctaw County.

He asks you to call law enforcement if you see vehicles acting suspiciously or trucks hauling ATVs covered with a tarp.

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