Off-duty officer recognizes stolen vehicle, resulting in driver’s arrest – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

Off-duty officer recognizes stolen vehicle, resulting in driver's arrest - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

NATCHEZ — An alert for a vehicle stolen from Franklin County was issued a few days before Sunday night, when the car was recognized by an off-duty Adams County Sheriff’s Office representative in the Kingston area.


The car was driven by Devin Wheeler, 26, of Natchez, who also identified the officer from previous bookings.

Duty officers then arrived at the scene and searched the interior of the car where they also saw a small amount of marijuana, officials said.

The deputies also found that Wheeler had an pending arrest warrant with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

He has been charged by ACSO with probation for possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle.