Multiple thefts, chase lead to arrest of Alcorn County man

An Alcorn County man faces a slew of charges in Tishomingo County.

Posted: Apr 16, 2019 5:44 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 9:45 AM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement officers arrested a man accused of multiple thefts and leading officers on a multi-state chase.

Nathan Mills, 25, was arrested Tuesday following the chase, which began in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ended in Alcorn County, according to Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty. 

Mills is accused of several thefts in Tishomingo and Alcorn counties, as well as in McNairy and Hardin counties in Tennessee. 

In Tishomingo County, sheriff's deputies responded to at least three vehicle thefts during recent weeks.

The sheriff said an investigation led to the discovery of items taken from a home and a business.

Later, investigators were able to recover all three vehicles and charged Mills in connection with the crimes. 

The sheriff said the vehicle thefts were reported by an individual at the Scruggs Boat Ramp, Captains Choice and Tri-State Industrial Park, which included Water-Way, Inc.

He added the burglary happened at Tri-State Industrial Park, which was Yellow Creek Coatings. 

Mills is charged with two counts of felony possession of stolen property, one count of felony taking of a motor vehicle and two counts of burglary of a commercial building. 

According to Daugherty, other felony charges may be pending, and additional arrests could be made in these cases. 

Mills was taken to the Alcorn County jail and a "hold" was placed on him for Tishomingo County. 

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