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UPS worker arrested, accused of stealing guns

Sharquez Cox | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Department

A package handler is accused of taking three guns from a UPS terminal in Columbus.

Posted: May 9, 2019 2:30 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A UPS worker is accused of taking three guns from a UPS terminal in Columbus.

A UPS representative reported the missing guns on March 26 from the terminal on Industrial Park Road.

The guns were in the process of being delivered to local federal firearms licensed dealers, but the guns did not arrive at the destinations.

Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators determined the guns had been taken upon arrival at the terminal.

Sharquez Cox, 20, was stopped Monday on Highway 82 East.

According to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department, he was found with two of the stolen guns.

Investigators searched his home and found the third gun.

The sheriff's department stated Cox was a part-time off-loader at the UPS terminal, but his employment has since been terminated.

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