Second Jackson County road crew member charged in equipment theft case

Jackson County road crew equipment recovered during an investigation.

A second employee with the Jackson County road crew has been charged with embezzlement in the theft of equipment from that department, Sheriff Mike Ezell said Tuesday in a press release.

Charles Daniel Smith, 39, of Moss Point is accused of stealing equipment from the department. He was charged with embezzlement and is free on $10,000 bond.

On May 13, Jonathan Wayne Smith of Vancleave was charged in the case. He also is free on $10,000 bond.

The investigation involving the sheriff’s department and the State Auditor’s office, is ongoing. Ezell said all of the stolen equipment has been recovered.

Ezell said the investigation is continuing and the case will be turned over to the district attorney’s office.

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