Iuka man charged with burglary, grand larceny

Jarod Johnson | Photo: Tishomingo County Jail

Two people were arrested in Tennessee following a theft in Tishomingo County.

Posted: Jun 18, 2018 3:47 PM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people were arrested in Tennessee following a theft in Tishomingo County. 

On June 11, the Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department received a call from Ershigs, Inc., which is located at the Tri-State Industrial Park. 

Employees there said a work truck was missing from the facility. They later stated they saw the missing truck drive by the facility with aluminum panels in the truck's bed. 

Officers followed the truck into Tennessee.  

The two people inside the truck were arrested by Tennessee law enforcement. The two were later identified as Jarod and Peggy Johnson. 

Officers say they admitted to several crimes at the industrial park, which resulted in approximately $12,000 plus damages to Ershigs, Inc. 

Jarod Johnson, 37, of Iuka, was charged with burglary of a commercial burglary and two counts of grand larceny. 

Peggy Johnson was not charged by the Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department.

Officers say more arrests and/or charges may come forth. 

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