Man Charged with Steel Theft

Jackson County sheriff’s deputies have arrested 31-year-old Christopher Edward Richards, of Vancleave, and charged him with one count of grand larceny in connection with the theft of more than one-thousand pounds of steel. Deputies say the steel, taken from a home in Latimer on three separate occasions, was valued at $1,940. Richards made an initial court appearance in Jackson County Court, and Judge Larry Wilson set bail at one-thousand dollars. If convicted, Richards faces up to ten-thousand dollars in fines and up to ten years in prison.

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