Recovered car linked to Jackson case

Published 6:38 pm Monday, June 7, 2010

One of the cars recovered recently in a stolen car sting hasbeen tied to a carjacking in Jackson, Brookhaven Police Chief PapHenderson said.

A Lincoln LS collected in a roundup of a dozen stolen vehiclesrecovered in recent weeks turned out to be one stolen during acarjacking at a Jackson mall recently, Henderson said, and JacksonPolice Department officials are excited about the lead.

“They’re interested in all the cars we’ve recovered, but theyreally want the crime lab to go over that vehicle for evidence,” hesaid.

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Henderson said the crime lab has been contacted to come process thecar, but that BPD is awaiting information on when they will be ableto actually gather the evidence.

Brookhaven and Jackson officials had a meeting late last week to goover information in the case. Henderson said so far things arelooking good, and that there are potentially other jurisdictionsthat will also need to be involved.

“It was a good meeting with them,” he said. “We have a couple ofother places to contact as well.”

Officers from BPD, the Southwest Mississippi Narcotics EnforcementUnit, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department recovered five ofthe stolen vehicles in question on May 25 at the home of PatrickMcCoy, at 105 Furr Ave. in Brookhaven. McCoy has evaded capture,but Henderson said police are actively pursuing every tip.

“We’re still following leads,” he said. “And we’re very interestedin anyone who has information on him or his whereabouts.”

Meanwhile, police re-issued their warning to the public to be leeryof any car deal that seems to good to be true. Hendersonrecommended that anyone who might have bought a car for a muchlower price than it is worth from a private individual recentlycall their local law enforcement just to make sure that it is alegitimate deal.

Henderson said tips on possible stolen cars or on McCoy himself canbe called in to the Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424 orto Lincoln County Crimestoppers at 601-823-0150.