Deputies recover stolen four wheelers

Published 12:06 am Tuesday, November 8, 2016


NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff’s deputies recovered three four-wheelers stolen from the Kingston area and are asking for help locating other missing all terrain vehicles.

Lathyn Thomas Perkins, 18, no address provided, was arrested on Oct. 28 on a charge of possession of stolen property. A 17-year-old juvenile alleged to have accompanied Perkins was also charged and his case is being handled through Adams County Youth Court.

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The first stolen four-wheeler, a 2015 Honda Rancher, was returned to its owner on Oct. 28 after a resident reported the ATV parked under the Natchez Trace Parkway overpass in the Greenfield subdivision.

The vehicle’s owner was out of town working and was not aware the four-wheeler had been stolen.

A search of the residence revealed a second four-wheeler missing, a 2013 Honda Rancher.

Sheriff’s investigator Stanley Searcy said shortly after recovering the first four-wheeler, investigators learned of the sale of a suspected stolen ATV belonging to a different owner.

Searcy said the owner had been alerted to a Facebook post with what appeared to be the owner’s missing 2016 Honda Rubicon.

Searcy said Perkins, using a fake Facebook account, reportedly made contact to sell the vehicle to someone from out of town and ACSO intercepted it.

When deputies arrived at the location, ACSO public information officer Cal Green said Perkins was reportedly driving the Rubicon in a creek off Deerfield Road in the Kingston area.

Perkins later took investigators to a location where the 2013 Rancher was recovered.

Searcy said Perkins reportedly admitted to having taken other vehicles from the Kingston area during the summer and could not remember who he allegedly sold them to.

Searcy said anyone with information on the location of the vehicles is asked to call ACSO at 601-442-2752 or use the tip411 app to send an anonymous report.