March 8, 2023

Three Arrested By Picayune Police For Attempting To Steal Lawnmowers From Home Depot

Morgan Howard

Attempted lawnmower theft
On December 31, 2022, the Picayune Police Department received a report of an attempted theft from Picayune Home Depot of lawnmowers valued over $20,000.
Officers were provided with photographs of the suspects and the suspect vehicle (black Ford F350) pulling a trailer. (with no tags displayed)
On February 2, 2023, another theft was attempted with the same suspects and vehicle description.
On March 7, 2023 at approximately 1:52 am officers noticed two people run from the wooded area near Home Depot to a black Ford 350 pulling a trailer that pulled over on Highway 43 South.
The two people entered the truck and it continued on 43 South. Officers conducted a traffic stop due to no tag being displayed on the truck or trailer. Wilajon Sherrod Trail was the driver. Willie James Joseph II and Luke Emmett Joseph were passengers.
Officers went to Home Depot and observed that the cables securing 3 Cub Cadet mowers had been cut. Video surveillance shows the suspects cut the cables at approximately 1:42 am.
All three individuals were arrested for Attempted Grand Larceny and Possession of Burglary Tools.

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