Meridian Southern Railroad charges subject with Petit Larceny

September 14, 2009


According to Chief Bunch, Central Dispatch received a call from Hood Industries Security stating that a subject was stealing metal off the railroad near their place of business.

Upon arrival Officers found Billy Joe Smith with a 5 gallon bucket of railroad spikes and plates. With consent of search of his vehicle, officers also discovered another 5 gallon bucket of Railroad spikes in Smith's trunk. Meridian Southern Railroad was contacted about the incident and wanted charges pressed against the subject. Smith was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny.