Jones County man wants scrap metal thefts to stop

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man says in the last two weeks thieves have removed parts from gravel processing and dredging equipment on his property at least four times.

The property is located On Arthur Tucker Road in Southeast Jones County. It used to be a gravel business that was owned by Eric Tisdale's family, but it closed about 13 years ago.

Tisdale says he has had problems with thieves during those years. He has gone to several scrap yards to look for his property and has also contacted the Jones County Sheriff's Department.

"This has been abandoned for 12, 13 years," said Tisdale.  "Quite a few folks know it is here so they think they have the opportunity when they can. It happens every five-six months when they try to come in and get something."

The Jones County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate. Anyone with information should call 601-425-3147.

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