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Mooreville men arrested, charged for Lee County scam

Two men from Mooreville are accused of selling equipment and vehicles without the owner's knowledge.

Posted: Sep. 24, 2018 3:23 PM
Updated: Sep. 24, 2018 10:55 PM

MOOREVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Two men from Mooreville are accused of selling equipment and vehicles without the owner's knowledge.

Last week, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received a report from the Mooreville area about the theft of tractors, equipment and vehicles from a residence.

The owner reported that four tractors, two vehicles and several personal items were stolen from inside his home and barn.

The items’ value was estimated at approximately $13,000.

During the investigation, officers determined that some of the items had been listed on social media for sale by the suspect(s).

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says unknowing buyers responded to the online ads and purchased the items from the suspect(s). He says the suspects made claims the property had been inherited from a dead relative. However, the actual property owner is alive and well.

Renshay Dean, 24, and Louis Rodgers, 42, were arrested in connection with the investigation. Both are charged with grand larceny. Their bonds were set at $50,000 each.

Johnson says the sheriff’s department is actively recovering the stolen property and is asking anyone who may have purchased items from either of the suspects to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Department at 662-680-5766.

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