Equipment taken from fire department recovered - - Jackson, MS

Equipment taken from fire department recovered

TERRY, MS (WLBT) - Over $10,000 worth of equipment stolen from the Terry Volunteer Fire Department last weekend has been recovered near a church in rural Hinds County.

The highly specialized equipment was found near the Strait Way Ministries on Lebanon-Pine Grove Road at Gonia Road. That's about six miles from where it was stolen.

Hinds County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jeffery Scott, said finding the stolen goods is an example of what can happen when citizens work with the sheriff's department. The goods were found in some weeds beside the church. The items had been taken out of fire trucks. They included a smoke ejector fan, a 20 inch chain saw, skill saws, the jaws of life and a 2000 watt generator.

"Church parishioners remembered seeing the story on WLBT and contacted Hinds County Sheriff's Department, where we readily identified these items as being stolen from the Terry Volunteer Fire Department," Scott said.

There are no suspects in the case, at this time. The volunteer chief had said it looks like an inside job because there was no forced entry.

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