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Farm theft investigation recovers $200K in stolen equipment

tractorJACKSON — An investigation by the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, has resulted in the recovery of numerous pieces of stolen equipment.

The Bureau anticipates arrests and charges to be forthcoming in the future.

Lead MALTB Investigator Mike Braswell along with MALTB investigators Mike McGowan and Sonny Vincent, and with assistance from Sheriff Greg Waggoner of the Leake County Sheriff’s Office, recovered approximately $200,000 of equipment in Carthage. This includes a 7710 John Deere tractor, a 4520 John Deere tractor with a loader and bush-hog attachment, 569 John Deere hay baler, a Polaris 800 ranger and a zero turn mower.


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