It was a sunny morning in September, 2001, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol was patrolling a remote stretch of highway, searching for a stolen truck.
The patrol was called in after a passenger on a bus had stolen a trailer from the highway, and a search of the area was hampered by a mudslide.
The trailer’s owner had told the patrol he was not aware of a truck theft.
The search continued, and one officer spotted a truck with a hitch in the ditch.
The man, a retired Army major, told the officer that he had a truck and the officer was suspicious, so he drove the stolen truck to the highway patrol station.
He offered to show the officer the trailer, and he drove off.
The officer drove to the trailer and pulled it out, and saw the trailer had a trailer hitch.
The suspect had the trailer hitch in his pocket, and had put a piece of rope through the hitch and tied it to the back of the truck.
It looked like the trailer was in good condition.
But when the officer asked him about the hitch, the suspect replied, “I don’t know, I don’t care, I’m not going to sell it, I got no money.”
He then told the investigator, “There’s a hitch there.”
The suspect was a retired Marine and had worked as a road-supply trucker, so it was a good clue to the officer.
The sergeant was able to determine that the suspect had been driving the truck for about six years.
The trail of evidence led the officer to the suspect.
He told the detective he had noticed the truck had a hitch on it.
The truck had been stolen in June 2001, but the thief had been caught two weeks later.
The missing hitch was not found until October 2001.
After searching the area, the sergeant went to the Mississippi Department of Transportation and requested the State Patrol and the Department of Highway Patrol search for a trailer that had been missing.
When the troopers arrived, they discovered the trailer’s missing hitch and found that it had been taken from a truck that had just been towed to the police station.
The hitch was found at the scene.
The motorist had been identified by the police.
The investigation revealed that the hitch was part of a stolen trailer.
The Mississippi Highway Safety and Enforcement Division (HSEED) began an investigation into the theft and the subsequent conviction of the suspect in 2002.
The State Patrol found that the missing hitch had been attached to a pickup truck stolen from the Highway Patrol.
The pickup truck had recently been stolen, but no one had been arrested.
The stolen trailer was registered to a man named Bill, who had lived in a trailer home on Highway 2.
The state police had received a tip that a truck had gone missing and that a man living in a mobile home had stolen it.
A search of Bill’s trailer showed the missing trailer hitch, and investigators were able to identify Bill as the suspect who had stolen the trailer.
Bill pleaded guilty to one count of stealing a trailer, one count each of possession of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property.
Bill was sentenced to three years in prison, and in 2018, he was released after serving three years.
Bill told investigators that he was driving the stolen pickup truck when it was stolen.
When he went to a trailer rental shop to buy a trailer in September 2002, he discovered that the trailer he had been renting was missing.
The theft was a crime of opportunity, so the man who had illegally stole the trailer drove the truck to a remote area and put the hitch on the trailer without paying the rental fee.
After the trailer owner gave Bill the trailer for a fee, the trailer theft was discovered and the stolen trailer towed to a motel where the suspect was arrested.
When Bill was questioned by the Mississippi State Bureau of Investigation (MSBI), he admitted to stealing the trailer but said that he did it for “the money.”
Bill was a convicted felon, and his sentence was reduced to two years probation and one year of home confinement.
The Department of State Patrol (DSAP) and the State Highway Patrol (SHP) have collaborated to investigate the missing vehicle and the missing tow hitch, which they believe is connected to a truck stolen in 2002 from a trailer-towing company that was in the area when the theft was reported.