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Discovery leads to additional charge
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Mar 27, 2014 | 319 views | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While executing an arrest warrant, Carroll County deputies made a discovery that led to pressing additional charges against a Carroll County man.

Last week, Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Banks, while serving an arrest warrant on Josh Colyer, 35, of Indianola, discovered auto parts, valued at nearly $3,000, at a home on County Road 272 in Carroll County.

"When we asked about the property, he [Colyer] told us that it belonged to a friend," Banks said.

Banks said he learned that the automotive parts belonged to a Batesville auto parts company that delivered parts to the Delta area.

"We charged him with felony receiving embezzled goods," Banks said.

Banks, who is also working with the Batesville Police Department, said he believes the auto parts were embezzled by another suspect, who is currently being held by the Leflore County Sheriff's Department on unrelated charges.

According to Banks, Colyer was released on $5,000 bond.

Theft investigation

Deputies are also investigating a rash of burglaries along Highway 82 in Carroll County.

"For the past few months, we've had four burglaries and thefts in that area along 82 near Highway 35," Banks said. "We have persons of interest in these burglaries, but we're still investigating it right now."

Items such as lawn equipment, air compressors and chainsaws have been reported stolen, according to Banks.

"We've had some witnesses to spot suspicious activity, and right now, we're trying to get the person or people that are responsible identified.

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