March 10, 2023

Hattiesburg Man Arrested After Trying To Purchase $45,000 Polaris With Stolen Identity

Morgan Howard

Hattiesburg Police arrested a man on felony drug and identity theft charges.
37-year-old John Chapman, of Linden Alabama, was arrested on Thursday, March 9, in the 6400 block of Highway 49, at Hattiesburg Cycles, after attempting to purchase a Polaris RXR side-by-side.
Chapman was using a stolen identity, as well as other information to purchase a $45,000 Polaris.
When he was taken into custody, he was found in possession of methamphetamine and crack.
Chapman was charged with one count of identity theft and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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