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Sheriff: Stop Stealing Stop Signs

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell is concerned that thieves have been taking stop signs throughout the county.

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 7:16 PM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss (WTVA) ----- Nearly Twenty to Thirty stop signs have been stolen from the Monroe County area.

"We're asking whoever is doing this to please stop because we are going to catch you and we will prosecute you. this crime can carry up to high dollar fine plus jail time. we are going to ask the judge for jail time so if you are doing this for kicks or for whatever reason we are asking you to stop. this is very dangerous, and it is dangerous to people who are driving in our area everyday," Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said.

According to Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay, the rash of sign thefts began about two weeks ago. He asked Sheriff Cantrell to keep a close eye on missing signs but an even closer look at the violators.

The lack of stop signs in the area is very dangerous to the community and the deputies are aware and taking this violation very serious.

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