By Ray Van Dusen
Bond was set in Monroe County Justice Court for six individuals connected to the discovery of an alleged chop shop last week near the Lee/Monroe county line.
Justin Lemar Hudson, 31, of Amory, was arrested Wednesday by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with grand larceny. After a search of his property, other items were found to be stolen. Hudson was charged with possession of stolen property on April 17, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Bond was set at $50,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes.
Jimmy Patrick Johns, 30, of Aberdeen, was arrested by the MCSO Thursday and charged with two counts of motor vehicle felony taking. Bond was set at $50,000 by Fowlkes.
Michael R. McCollum, 46, of Nettleton, was arrested Thursday by the MCSO and charged with accessory after the fact. Bond was set at $10,000 by Fowlkes.
Ronald “Ronnie” D. Presley, 39, of Nettleton, was arrested by the MCSO Friday and charged with receiving stolen property. Fowlkes set bond at $25,000.
Hershell Wayne Presley, 56, of Nettleton, was arrested Friday by the MCSO and charged with receiving stolen property. Bond was set at $25,000 by Fowlkes.
The MCSO arrested Jackie Williams, 38, of Nettleton, on Thursday on the charge of felony motor vehicle taking. Bond was set at $25,000 by Fowlkes.
As of Monday afternoon, all six subjects were still detained at the Monroe County Detention Center.
According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, the case is still under investigation, and more arrests are expected.