Robert Young Jackson, 43, and Adam Stanley Young, 31, both of Huron, Tenn., are charged with six counts of disposing stolen property, according to Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Reggie Anderson.
The investigation began when McNairy County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Robert Hitchborn called Vanderford Scrap Metal in regard to his search for a 1988 Cadillac that was reported stolen on July 14. After finding out that Vanderford had purchased a vehicle fitting the description of the stolen car, Hitchborn contacted the Alcorn SO.
Alcorn Sheriff’s Department investigators visited Vanderford Scrap Metal, located a few miles south of Corinth on Jobesville Road. Investigators ran the VID number on the Cadillac and confirmed that it was the stolen car.
But the Cadillac wasn’t the only hot car they found.
“At that time we had reason to believe that other stolen items were there,” said Anderson.
After obtaining a search warrant from Justice Court Judge Steve Little, investigators returned to Vanderford Scrap Metal on July 19 and recovered five more stolen vehicles. Ranging from older model flatbed trucks to full-size vans, the vehicles had been taken from several locations in Tennessee — Madison County, Jackson, McNairy County and Lexington.
Investigators received information that another stolen vehicle was en route to the scrap metal business. Alcorn Sheriff’s Department personnel responded to the scene and took Jackson and Young into custody.
The investigation continues, and more charges are expected, including more charges from other counties. Jackson and Young remain in custody at the Alcorn County Justice Center. No bond has been set.
Anderson was assisted in the investigation by Investigator Heath Thomas, Chief Investigator Tommy Hopkins, and deputies Mike Billingsley, Gary Walker and Lucas Wooten.