Oktibbeha County and West Point law enforcement officials are investigating a burned car that was found near the intersection of Crawford and Penn Station roads. The car, found in Oktibbeha County, was reported missing from West Point. Photo by: Courtesy photo/Oktibbeha County Fire Services
February 13, 2019 11:02:15 AM
Oktibbeha County and West Point law enforcement officials are searching for a suspect in an arson of a stolen vehicle.
On Tuesday, West Point Police Department posted an alert to its Facebook page about a black Kia Optima, with the license plate number CYA1942, that was reported stolen from Brame Avenue.
Later that day, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office and fire response officials found the vehicle abandoned near the intersection of Crawford Road and Pen Station Road. OCSO Lt. Jon Davis said the car was about 50 yards north of the intersection on a private access road.
Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the car was already burned when responders arrived to the scene.
West Point Police Department is seeking information about the stolen vehicle, while OSCO is investigating the arson. No arrests have been made in the case as of Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact OSCO at 662-323-2421, West Point Police Department at 662-494-1244 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151.
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