Natchez man arrested for grand larceny

Published 12:01 am Saturday, July 15, 2017


The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man was arrested Thursday, charged with grand larceny after allegedly stealing more than $6,000 worth of belongings from vehicles.

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Sean Michael Timmons, 32, 6 Janice Circle, was arrested Thursday on charges of burglary of a motor vehicle and grand larceny.

Natchez Police Capt. Scott Frye said surveillance footage from July 4 showed a white male drive into the Toyota of Natchez parking lot, exit an older-model Jeep Cherokee and proceed to pilfer several used vehicles in the lot.

Frye said upon police investigation of the surveillance footage, officers identified the Cherokee and traced it back to Timmons. Police subsequently issued warrants, Frye said, for Timmons’ arrest.

To date, police have determined Timmons stole roughly $6,200 of belongings from the vehicles, though Frye said that figure could rise as the case evolves. Frye said to avoid compromising the ongoing investigation he could not provide details on what specifically was stolen from the vehicles.

Frye said NPD officers Joe Belling and Hannah Best are currently investigating the case and are in the process of executing search warrants. Frye said police had not recovered any stolen belongings as of Friday evening, though he believed officers were close.

Thursday’s arrest marked the second time within the past month Timmons was booked for stealing.

Frye said Timmons visited Walmart June 18, when he attempted to exchange men’s boots he had lifted off the shelves for cash at the customer service desk. Loss prevention agents detained Timmons and also found in his possession a Samsung cell phone taken from a display in the electronics department of the store.

Timmons was charged with shoplifting (second offense) and held by the Natchez Police Department.

Frye said Timmons’ trial for that charge is set for Aug. 9.