Recent investigations of stolen vehicles and property has led to two arrests in the city.

Skylar Sanders, 23, of County Road 407, was already facing charges with Alcorn County and is now charged by the city with commercial burglary.

Michael Hays, 40, of Mathis Road, is charged with possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of marijuana. He was on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections and remains in custody.

Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green said the arrests stem from an investigation following the pursuit case reported last week involving Sanders. The sheriff’s department located a stolen motorcycle at an address associated with Sanders.

Green said Sanders admitted to stealing the motorcycle, which was taken during a burglary that occurred on Nov. 1 at 302 South Tate Street. A trailer and some tools were also taken. Green said Sanders admitted to taking those items, as well, and indicated some of the tools could be found at a Mathis Road residence.

Green said officers executed a search warrant at the 3304 Mathis Road residence of Hays on December 3 and found a vehicle stolen out of McNairy County, a motorcycle stolen out of Pontotoc County, some property taken during the Tate Street burglary, 8.3 grams of methamphetamine, two firearms and a marijuana grow operation.

Hays was present and was taken into custody.

Sanders was arrested last week after a pursuit involving a vehicle stolen out of the Corinth Walmart parking lot.

Detective Michael Suitor worked the burglary and stolen property case.

In unrelated cases, Green reported the recent arrests of two men who have been charged with possession of a weapon by a felon following traffic stops.

William Savell, 39, of Highway 72, turned himself in on Monday after a warrant was issued. Officers responded to the Brentwood Drive area after a report of a man passed out in a vehicle and found he was in possession of a firearm.

Jonathan Harris, 39, of Jobe Street, Corinth, was arrested at his home on Dec. 2. The charge stemmed from a Nov. 28 traffic stop.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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