LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for vandalizing the former Land of Lakes Feed Mill in Lumberton.
The vandalism occurred at the Industrial Parkway Road plant on two separate occasions with the first happening in early November and the second incident this past Saturday night. Company officials say the vandals caused about $200,000 in damage and stolen property.
The mill is currently being refurbished by Matrix Nutrition, a company that supplies ingredients for animal and pet foods. Their plan is to re-open the mill which is expected to bring 30 to 50 new jobs to the area.
"We just like to see an active part from the community and authorities to see what is going on," said Mark Holt, General Manager, Matrix Nutrition. "We need the support of the community because we want to create jobs. It's going to be hard to do that if every time we turn around we have to rebuild because of vandalism."
Anyone with information should contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP or call the Lumberton Police Department at 601-796-7001.