18-wheeler thieves roll into Lafayette County Detention Center

Published 2:30 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Two men have been arrested following the April 18 theft of an 18-wheeler in Oxford.

Ron Griffin, 48 of Water Valley, and James Harmon, 59 of Paris, Miss., were charged with felony motor vehicle theft after stealing an 18-wheeler from a parking lot near West Jackson Avenue without the owner’s consent.

The owner of the truck was able to use an onboard GPS system to track the truck’s whereabouts, ultimately finding it in Calhoun County. With assistance from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, the truck was recovered shortly after it was located.

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During the investigation, it was discovered that Griffin and Harmon had taken the 18-wheeler. The pair turned themselves in to the Lafayette County Detention Center on July 27. Their bonds were set at $2,500 by a Justice Court Judge.