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Suspects in ATM heist caught

Gregory Trigg

Gregory Trigg

Thaddeus Jarvis

Thaddeus Jarvis

Two men who are suspects in two ATM smash-and-grabs in Lincoln County were caught overnight by the U.S. Marshal Service, authorities said.

Thaddeus Lathomas Jarvis, 33, of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was located in Richland, Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell said.

Gregory Ponnell Trigg, 38, of Jackson, was apprehended some time after Jarvis, but Bell did not immediately know the location.

The men are suspected of using a stolen Ford F-250 truck Sept. 20 to crash into a wall of the C Store on Hwy. 51 and make off with the ATM, Capt. Clint Earls said.

Brookhaven Police issued warrants for the men.

Police found the truck used to ram into a wall of the Exxon on fire behind the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall on Field Lark Lane on Sept. 20 soon after the report of the ATM theft. Police were able to match the vehicle identification number and discovered that the truck had been stolen from Crystal Springs Sept 19.

The Lincoln and Copiah counties’ sheriff’s departments are assisting in the investigation.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the men are also suspects in an ATM theft at the General Store in the Loyd Star community in August.

“They took a vehicle and rammed the side of the wall, knocked a hole in the wall and pulled the ATM up from the floor and took it,” he said after the incident.

Deputies recovered the empty ATM and the truck they believe was used in the crime about a mile away from the store on a gravel road off Hwy. 550.

In the latest ATM theft, Rushing said his office has been working with Brookhaven Police Department and also the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.